Wi-Fi in public transport: Internet access available on certain buses, SkyTrains and at certain stations
Metro Vancouver transit users can now connect to Wi-Fi on select buses and SkyTrains as TranLink begins its system-wide rollout.
To kick off the rollout, which is expected to take five years, free internet access is available on six RapidBuses, three SkyTrains, at Edmonds SkyTrain station in Burnaby and at Carvolth Exchange in Langley.
âWe know that free Wi-Fi is something our customers want, and I’m excited to start providing this important feature to enhance the customer experience,â said Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink, in a press release. . “Free Wi-Fi means our customers can use their transit time for leisure, work or better connect with family and friends without spending their money on data charges.”
By 2026, Wi-Fi is expected to be available on all buses, SeaBus and SkyTrains. It will also be offered at transit stations and major transit hubs. TransLink prioritizes vehicles that serve the most customers earlier in the deployment. It is already available on SeaBus and SeaBus terminals.
âWe are proud to partner with TransLink so our customers can stay connected when they are on buses, trains or transit stations across the Lower Mainland,â said Katherine Emberly, President of Shaw Business Communications.
âToday’s announcement represents another important step in our collective commitment to provide commuters with fast and seamless Wi-Fi connectivity that they can enjoy for free over the TransLink system.
TransLink says it will display signs to help passengers connect to the network.