Free WiFi for Major Transport Nodes by 2020

News Releases 12 Oct 2015 Wireless@SG wi-fi

1.  Following the trial of free WiFi connectivity at 33 MRT stations, LTA will now expand the free WiFi service progressively to other transport nodes. By 2020, commuters will be able to enjoy free WiFi service at all MRT[1] and LRT station platforms, as well as at 30 bus interchanges and terminals.

2.  From today, commuters will be able to connect to free WiFi at the final five of the 33 pilot stations – Buangkok, Kovan, Little India, Paya Lebar and Potong Pasir (please see Annex A for the full list of MRT stations). Commuters can recognise WiFi-connected platforms by the posters and decals at the stations (please refer to Annex B).

3.  Mrs Rosina Howe-Teo, Group Director for Innovation and InfoComm Technology (LTA) said:  “Enabling the first 33 stations with the free WiFi 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 WiFi service at MRT nodes. LTA can also use the data to generate useful insights on crowd behaviour and improve the delivery of our public transport services”.

 



WiFi Available at Platforms of 33 stations

 

4.  There are some 700,000 logins to the free WiFi service daily, a four-fold increase since the launch of the first three stations in August last year. “Wireless@SG is very helpful as it allows us to have access to the net at any time at so many different places, and it also helps us to save data costs!” said Li Weihui, 23, a consultant. The service has allowed commuters who are waiting at train platforms to stay connected or check out latest news or social media. Lance Lee, 25, a student said: “I love it!  It’s everywhere; I always use it for news.”
 


[1] WiFi will be installed at 90 more MRT stations on the North-South and East-West Lines, Circle Line and Downtown Line, as well as the 43 LRT stations on the Bukit Panjang, Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems.

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