New WiFi on Calgary C-Trains
New service makes Calgary commute infinitely better
By Amy Tucker, News Editor
Getting through your daily commute via Calgary transit just got a whole lot better.
Since Nov. 16 commuters can now connect to free WiFi at 18 C-Train stations through the Northwest and the Northeast lines.
“In keeping with our customer commitment, we want to make life better for our customers every day,” said Doug Morgan, Calgary Transit director in a news release. “We are always looking for more ways to better serve Calgarians.”
This comes after Calgary Transit launched free WiFi first at City Hall Station back in 2014 which sees 36,000 connecting to the ShawGuest hotspot per month. It then expanded to all downtown locations in March 2016.
Back in 2013, the city of Calgary awarded Shaw Communications Inc. with the contract to provide public WiFi at city-owned locations. The service is used in at least 40 public owned locations in the city and is available to any member of the general public. Having a Shaw account is not a requirement either.
The service is user friendly too. Simply select ShawGuest on the list of WiFi networks. Users can get up to 500MB of data for 30 days, after which the user will need to sign in again.
The new service is set to be expanded to west LRT stations next and are now available at the following stations:
- Bridgeland / Memorial
- Calgary Zoo
- Barlow / Max Bell
- McKnight / Westwinds
- SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee
- Lions Park
- Banff Trail