Barnstaple’s railway station now has free Wi-Fi for customers.

Passengers will now be able to access the free Internet throughout the station thanks to a partnership between Tarka Rail Association, Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership and Great Western Railway.

The equipment was supplied by Barnstaple's Lineal Software Solutions, and funding came from the Devon and Exeter Rail Working Party and the Designated Community Rail Development Fund.

Mike Day, Chairman of the Tarka Rail Association, said: "I am really delighted that passengers are now able to access free Wi-Fi across the station thanks to this partnership."

Devon and Cornwall Rail Manager Richard Burningham said: "Free Wi-Fi at Barnstaple station has been an aspiration of the Tarka Rail Association's for a while and I am pleased that we have been able to help make it happen."

The Tarka Rail Association represents passengers on the Barnstaple to Exeter line, while Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership is a non-profit partnership of councils and the rail industry which works to improve services and facilities on rural lines in the two counties.