Rogers and TransLink have announced today improved LTE wireless service is now available on the Expo Line, specifically at the Columbia SkyTrain station, and in tunnels connecting the latter to Sapperton station.
The carrier says this “enhanced service helps keep people connected across Metro Vancouver and improve their experience on their transit journey.”
“Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are,” said Perm Jawanda, Regional Vice-President, Rogers Communications, in a press release. “That’s why we’re committed to investing in communities across B.C. Now, whether you’re taking the SkyTrain to the Royal Columbian Hospital, travelling home or to work in the growing Brewery District, customers will have the convenience of being able to use their phones seamlessly.”
SkyTrain has their emergency wireless coverage powered by Rogers, so any wireless customer, regardless of carrier, will see their mobile connected to the network for 911 calls.
Rogers will continue to work with TransLink to extend wireless coverage along the Millennium Line in the Evergreen tunnel, explains TransLink.
LTE connectivity first hit SkyTrain along the Dunsmuir Tunnel a year ago, while the Edmonds Tunnel went online last November.
Earlier this week, Rogers announced improved wireless LTE connectivity in Nanaimo and parts of Greater Victoria.
Editor’s note: Rogers erroneously published their press release a day early, hence why this story was originally shown on August 1, temporarily.