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Auckland Transport launches free WI-FI on LINK bus services

8th September 2011

Auckland Transport launches free WI-FI on LINK bus services

With the flick of a switch, passengers on Auckland’s public transport network will be able to enjoy free WI-FI access from tomorrow on board all NZ Bus LINK services and one of the trains running from Kingsland to Britomart.
The launch is part of an Auckland Transport six month pilot which will operate with Auckland Council’s already established WI-FI zone. Patrons will be able to utilise the internet free of charge from bus or train to pavement.

“Being able to access the internet via this new Wi-Fi service means our customers and our visitors to the city can make more effective use of their commute time”, says Mark Lambert, Auckland Transport’s Public Transport Operations Manager.

“On board, passengers with wireless enabled devices will automatically pick up the ‘Auckland WI-FI @ Tomizone’ network which will provide each individual with three free sessions of up to 30 minutes each day.
“Auckland Transport will evaluate the success of the Wi-Fi service prior to making it more widely available across the public transport network”, says Mr Lambert.

The WI-FI launch is the result of intensive research and development by Auckland Transport’s Information Technology team in collaboration with Auckland Council and Tomizone.

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