Bus Éireann launches free Wi-Fi at seven stations across Ireland

7 Feb 2013

A Bus Éireann coach at Busáras Dublin. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Bus Éireann customers can now enjoy free Wi-Fi as they wait to board their coaches or meet incoming passengers at seven of the company’s stations across Ireland.

Travellers can now surf the web, update their Facebook statues, do some online banking or any other online activity for free at Busáras Dublin, Parnell Place Station Cork, Ceannt Station Galway, Colbert Station Limerick, Plunkett Station Waterford, Sligo Station, and Ballina Station.

Ireland’s Minister for Public and Commuter Transport, Alan Kelly, TD, said the free Wi-Fi in Bus Éireann stations will improve customers’ journey experience.

“Buses and coaches are one of the most efficient ways to get around the country and being able to work, study, play games or use social media will greatly improve the transport experience,” Kelly said.

“This will be money well spent. Access to Wi-Fi is an essential part of modern business and education, and as a Government we will continue to support such developments,” Kelly added.

The National Transport Authority has funded the Bus Éireann in-station roll out of free Wi-Fi, and wireless communications provider Fleet Connect supplied the equipment.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic