Passengers waiting to board their trains at City Hall, Raffles Place and Orchard MRT stations will be able to enjoy free WiFi access from Aug 22 onwards, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today. Staff will be on hand during the first ten days to help commuters connect to the free service.
The three stations are the first to provide Wireless@SG access to commuters as part of initiatives to improve service on the public transport network. Free WiFi access will be rolled out to all stations on the North East Line as well as 12 other stations with high commuter volume over the next nine months. These stations include Bishan, Buona Vista, Choa Chu Kang, Dhoby Ghaut, HarbourFront, Jurong East, Outram Park, Paya Lebar, and Serangoon.
Commuters can recognise WiFi connected platforms by the posters and decals at these stations.
LTA's Chief Executive Mr Chew Hock Yong said that the introduction of Wireless@SG aims to enhance wireless connectivity for passengers. "They can now check their emails, surf the web, or connect to social media platforms on their phones and tablets more speedily while they wait for the train."