Free Wi-Fi on GO Transit in 2020Published on September 04, 2019
Free Wi-Fi on GO trains and buses will make transit a better, more convenient experience for customers
MISSISSAUGA – Today, Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, announced that the Ontario government is bringing free Wi-Fi to GO buses and trains. The government’s transit agency, Metrolinx, has signed an agreement with Icomera Canada Inc. to connect all 1,475 GO buses and trains to Wi-Fi beginning in 2020.
“We’re excited to share this news with GO customers,” said Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA). “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.”
“Introducing Wi-Fi on GO trains and buses is great news for people in Mississauga,” said Cuzzetto. “This will make taking the GO a better, more productive experience for people in our community, whether they are commuting to work, school or to spend time with family and friends.”
“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 Office of 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.”
- Metrolinx has partnered with Icomera, a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, for the necessary infrastructure and equipment to provide Wi-Fi on the GO Transit fleet, which includes 532 buses and 943 train coaches.
- Customers will begin to see Wi-Fi on buses and trains starting in spring 2020. Wi-Fi is expected to be available on all GO vehicles by the end of 2020.
- GO Transit Wi-Fi will include Internet access and free entertainment content through a modern, user-friendly portal.
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP