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€2 Million Wi-Fi Investment for Train Stations Across the Country

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACroatian railways are to invest around 2 million euros to make free Wi-Fi hotspots accessible at more than 30 train stations across the country…

Not only will free Wi-Fi be accessible at most stations in the country, but by the end of 2016 a number of stations will have the new 4G network. The Wi-Fi project is aimed at attracting travellers back to trains after a dip in passenger numbers last year. Last year there were 21,900 passengers, down from 73,500 passengers in 2009.

“We want to breathe new lift back to the train stations in Croatian towns like Vukovar, Knin and Gospić”, Petar Čavlović from H1 telekom said.

It will not only be train stations in the major towns that will have free Wi-Fi access, with the Wi-Fi roll out to cover stations in Gorski Kotar, Lika, Slavonija and the Dalmatian hinterland.

Part of the investment will be covered by funding from the EU.

“These are train stations where there is no commercial interest to put in a WiFi network so that is why the project will be part financed by the EU”, Čavlović said.

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