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Popularity of Hull bus Wi-Fi prompts expansion to further routes


Popularity of Hull bus Wi-Fi prompts expansion to further routes

East Yorkshire Motor Services has recently announced the expansion of its free Wi-Fi service. The Hull-based operator first installed 4G Icomera Passenger Wi-Fi on 16 buses in February 2016. The high-demand for the service has prompted the operator to roll out Wi-Fi to 11 more buses, serving a new customer base.

This means that Icomera Wi-Fi is now available on the 103, 105, X46, 75, 76 and 77 routes, which include some local routes around Hull itself, and longer routes serving York and Withernsea.

The onboard Internet access has had a big impact on the local community, and was nominated for Best Digital Innovation in the prestigious Hull Daily Mail Digital Awards 2016.

EYMS Chairman, Peter Shipp, said: “I hope Wi-Fi will be an added attraction for passengers on these longer routes as it certainly has been on the University and York routes.

“We have seen over 200,000 sessions of Wi-Fi use on those two routes so far, with a lot of very positive comments, and although Wi-Fi was only introduced on the Hessle route earlier this month it is already proving very successful.

“I hope it will help passengers pass the time on the longer journeys – something they certainly can’t do if driving!”