Yesterday morning, the STM announced that Station Acadie was introducing mobile connectivity, making it the 34th metro station (of which there are 68 in total) that allows passengers to be online while in the station.
The STM partnered with telecom companies Telus, Bell, Rogers, and Videotron to make the goal of connecting to a mobile network in the Montreal metro a reality.
Passengers now have complete mobile connectivity between Côte-Vertu and Mont-Royal stations on the orange line, between Beaudry and Lionel-Groulx on the green line, between Snowdon and Acadie on the blue line, and on the entire yellow line.
You know what this means? You can now scroll through Instagram throughout your entire commute!
Although providing mobile connectivity in 50% of Montreal metro stations and lines is certainly an achievement, the STM is still working hard to bring connectivity to the other 50%.
They hope that by 2020, all 71 kilometers and 68 stations that make up the Montreal metro will have access to a mobile network.
To read more about the STM’s mobile connectivity initiative, click here.