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Free Wi-Fi for major transport nodes by 2020, said LTA

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 12, 2015
The final five of the 33 pilot MRT stations – Buangkok, Kovan, Little India, Paya Lebar and Potong Pasir – are now equipped with free Wi-Fi service.

Commuters in Singapore will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi service at all MRT and LRT station platforms, as well as at 30 bus interchanges and terminals by year 2020, announced the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) today.

This is following the trial of free Wi-Fi service at 33 MRT stations, which was rolled out in August last year. As of today, the final five of the 33 pilot stations — Buangkok, Kovan, Little India, Paya Lebar and Potong Pasir — are also enabled with the Wi-Fi service.

To date, there are some 700,000 logins to the service daily. This is a significant four-fold increase since its launch, according to LTA.

"Enabling the first 33 stations with the free Wi-Fi service is part of our programme to provide wireless coverage on our public transport network. This enhances the commuting experience by providing an 'always connected' journey for commuters who need to check their emails or read the news during their commutes. We are very encouraged by the growing usage of the Wi-Fi service at MRT nodes," said Rosina Howe-Teo, Group Director for Innovation and InfoComm Technology, LTA.

She added that LTA can also use the data to generate useful insights on crowd behaviour and improve the delivery of public transport services.

 

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