Wi-fi trial to start on Transperth services

Wi-fi trial to start on Transperth services

FREE wi-fi will be available on Perth’s public transport network for the first time, with a restricted trial starting today, August 27.

The trial will take place at the Subiaco and Elizabeth Quay train stations, as well as on board two buses predominantly operating on the high-frequency Route 950, with passengers  able to use up to 150MB per device in a 24-hour period. .

The trial, delivered by Optus, will then be rolled out on two trains operating on the Joondalup and Mandurah Lines later this year and will then be assessed to determine whether the system is rolled out more widely.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Transperth passenger surveys showed passengers were already happy with services, but providing free wi-fi was something the Government was keen to trial to see if it could further improve the passenger experience.

Areas where wi-fi is available will be clearly marked with signage.