Go Transit expands free Wi-Fi network

The first Monday of February 2015, probably was not the best day for commuters to test it, but Go Transit nevertheless rolled out its free Wi-Fi service to 22 more stations today – when various areas of the Ontario came under a winter storm warning and commuters were advised to stay indoors under travel was extremely necessary.

Free Wi-Fi was rolled out in the following 22 new locations:

  • Aldershot GO Station
  • Brampton GO Station
  • Bronte GO Station
  • Burlington GO Station
  • Danforth GO Station
  • Eglinton GO Station
  • Erindale GO Station
  • Exhibition GO Station
  • Guildwood GO Station
  • Hamilton GO Station
  • Longbranch GO Station
  • Maple GO Station
  • Meadowvale GO Station
  • Milton GO Station
  • Mimico GO Station
  • Oshawa GO Station
  • Port Credit GO Station
  • Rouge Hill GO Station
  • Scarborough GO Station
  • Streetsville GO Station
  • Unionville GO Station
  • Whitby GO Station

The free Wi-Fi is provided through a partnership with GO’s advertising partner IMA Outdoor.

Previously, the service was only available at the following stations:

Currently, free Wi-Fi is available at these 14 locations:

  • Ajax GO Station
  • Appleby GO Station
  • Aurora GO Station
  • Bramalea GO Station
  • Clarkson GO Station
  • Cooksville GO Station
  • Finch GO Station
  • Mount Joy GO Station
  • Oakville GO Station
  • Pickering GO Station
  • Richmond Hill GO Station
  • Square One GO Station
  • Union Station Bus Terminal
  • Yorkdale GO Terminal

The transit service’s Wi-Fi project began as a pilot program in 2013.

There are 31 stations and terminals that still need to be connected to the network this year.

The expansion of GO’s network follows the launch of a 2013 pilot program that saw the rollout of Wi-Fi access -at 14 stations. The remaining 31 stations and terminals are expected to be connected to the GO network later this year.

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