Metrolinx officially looking to add free WiFi on GO trains and buses

Jun 8 2017, 8:54 pm

Metrolinx is looking to add WiFi services on its Go trains and buses.

An Expression of Interest (EOI) is currently posted by the transit agency for a “Customer WiFi Partnership Program.”

The EOI closes on June 22, after which Metrolinx will review the proposals and if an appropriate partner is found, the contract will be awarded later this year, according to chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins.

“We know that WiFi is a top priority for our customers,” said Aikins. “We’re currently investigating the potential of providing this complementary service and whether it is feasible to make available on GO trains and GO buses.”

In an email to Daily Hive, Aikins said that the intention is to find a partner that will provide a fully managed turnkey Customer Wireless Internet that is cost neutral to Metrolinx.

Currently, WiFi service is available to customers at almost all GO stations and bus terminals, including Union Station and on the Up Express, which are excluded from this EOI.

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