GO Transit to offer free Wi-Fi on all buses and trains in 2020

Sep 4 2019, 6:27 am

The Ontario government announced today that starting in the spring of 2020, GO transit vehicles will have free Wi-Fi connections.

“We’re excited to share this news with GO customers,” said Associate Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma, in a release.¬†“Our government is delivering on its promise to make life easier for people by giving them the opportunity to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues while travelling to work, school or appointments.”

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Beginning in 2020, all 1,475 GO buses and trains will be connected to Wi-Fi. This means commuters will be able to stay connected with their mobile devices with a free, reliable, high-quality, and wireless internet connection.

“We know our customers want to stay connected to make the most of their journey time while traveling with us,” said Mark Childs, Chief Marketing Officer for Metrolinx. “That is why we are very excited to announce we will deliver Wi-Fi on our trains and buses. Our new partnership with Icomera is for great Wi-Fi and great on-board entertainment experiences. This is another exciting and important delivery for our customers.”

GO Transit Wi-Fi will include Internet access and free entertainment content through a modern, user-friendly portal.

Customers can expect to see Wi-Fi on buses and trains starting in the spring, with the full rollout scheduled to be complete by the end of next year.