Free Wi-Fi To Be Extended Across Entire Public Transport Network

Free Wi-Fi To Be Extended Across Entire Public Transport Network

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan

Expression Of Interest Called For Free Wi-Fi On Adelaide Metro Network

Victor P Taffa

State Government is calling for expressions of interest to operate a free Wi-Fi network on Adelaide’s public transport network.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the public transport experience and encourage more people to catch our buses, trains and trams.” Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan said.

“This initiative will make it more enjoyable to use public transport for the almost 70 Million passengers who use Adelaide Metro services each year, with approximately 80% of those passengers travelling on buses.”

Tram passengers already have access to free Wi-Fi but the State Government wants to extend the service to enhance the experience of catching public transport.

Under the proposal, expressions of interest are being sought to provide free Wi-Fi on all or part of the Adelaide Metro network, including trains, buses, trams, and selected railway stations and interchanges.

Expressions of interest (EOI) close on 10 August and it is anticipated that the free Wi-Fi services will be operating by December.

SA Minister for Transport Stephen Mullighan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background

EOI calls for a service which would operate across almost 900 buses, more than 130 train cars, as well as the more than 20 trams in service.

It requires potential contractors to detail the standard of the services they could provide, how it would be installed and maintained, as well as any potential cost to the Government.

Proponents must also provide details of what data or content, if any, would be on sold to third parties.