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All GO Transit trains and buses to soon have free Wi-Fi

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Feb 21, 2018 6:40 am 464

In June, Metrolinx began looking for a partner to add Wi-Fi services on its GO trains and buses.

And now, the Ontario Government has announce that Wi-Fi is officially coming to the GO Transit system.

According to the province, they are also launching an improved GO Transit website and trip planner, to make it easier and more convenient for commuters to use the GO Transit system.

Prior to introducing Wi-Fi on all GO Transit vehicles, Metrolinx will test the service on two GO trains and four GO buses to examine the quality and collect feedback from users.

As of today, free Wi-Fi is already available at most GO stations and bus terminals across the system.

“Free Wi-Fi is a given as part of the customer experience,” said Phil Verster, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metrolinx, in a statement. “We have it in our stations, and this trial will lead us to bringing Wi-Fi to our buses and trains. This will move us toward our goal of making transit an easier, more convenient and more enjoyable experience for everyone.”

Next month, Metrolinx will be launching a new, “easy-to-use” GO Transit website, which will aim to “provide a better customer experience through new features including an improved trip planner, updated fare calculator, and enhanced service and station information to help people plan their trips.”

Upon first announcing their search for a Wi-Fi partner, Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins told Daily Hive that they were looking to find a partner that would provide a fully managed turnkey Customer Wireless Internet that is “cost neutral” to Metrolinx.

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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Yasmin is the Toronto City Editor at Daily Hive. She enjoys coffee, brunch, and travel. When she's not at the office, she's generally travelling, brunching, and drinking coffee. Her office plant needs a name, so feel free to send suggestions.
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