Rogers and TransLink have announced this morning wireless coverage is now complete across the entire SkyTrain system in Metro Vancouver. This week saw the 2.5 kilometre Burquitlam Tunnel on the Evergreen extension of the Millennium Line finish, along with final LTE and voice expansion across Dunsmuir, Edmonds and Columbia stations as well.
The wireless networks completes “just in time for the holidays” for Rogers and Fido customers, announced the company in a press release issued to iPhone in Canada.
“Our customers want to stay in touch wherever they are, including while using public transportation like the SkyTrain,” said Perm Jawanda, Regional Vice-President, Rogers Communications, in a statement. “That’s why we’re committed to investing in communities and businesses across British Columbia, and are proud of our team’s hard work to complete wireless service across the entire SkyTrain system.”
Derrick Cheung, Vice-President Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate, TransLink, added “We’re pleased to have worked with Rogers to bring LTE connectivity to all of the Expo and Millennium line tunnels, which ensures Rogers and Fido customers can experience the convenience that consistent connectivity affords, and all passengers – regardless of carrier – have the safety and security of dialing 911 on their devices.”
According to TransLink, there are over 1.2 million boardings daily across the transit network.
Last year, Apple Maps added transit info for Vancouver, detailing stops along with entrances and exits for SkyTrain and Canada Line stations.