Free Wi-Fi for Stagecoach bus passengers has been introduced on a further four vehicles in Sheffield.

The new Wi-Fi facility means that passengers can browse the Internet, check their emails and post on social media sites while travelling to and from work or leisure activities.

Since Stagecoach first launched Wi-Fi on its Sheffield buses in September 2011, it has seen more than 53,000 unique users use the service over 130,000 times a month, spending an average of 21 minutes online.

Paul Lynch, managing director, Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “New technology is having a massive impact on many areas of life and none more so than on people’s travel choices and expectations.

“With smartphones now the most common starting place for online activities, Wi-Fi is something that our customers look for as part of the company’s service.

“Our Wi-Fi facilities have already proved incredibly popular so we are delighted to extend these to our new buses operation on service 123 in Sheffield.

“People now expect access to Wi-Fi on public transport and see it as an important part of their daily commute, helping them to communicate and keep informed.

“As a company, we work hard to keep up with what our passengers expect and demand. We hope that customers will continue to enjoy the benefits of this new technology.”

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Article by
Peter Kingsland


17th February 2014