Train passengers fed up with staring at the scenery will soon be able to log on to the internet as wi-fi comes aboard.
GNER (Great North Eastern Railway is to equip 10 trains with high-speed net access.
Satellite dishes on the trains will connect to a variety of networks along the route, including digital TV connections and mobile base stations.
The speed of connection will vary depending on the obstacles along the train track.
When a train enters a tunnel, multiple mobile phone connections are accessed to prevent the service dropping off.
The first ten trains will be able to offer the service by the end of the year.
It will be free to First Class passengers and cost other users £4.95 per hour.