Bus Éireann to equip 88 new buses with Wi-Fi, free power

21 Mar 2012

The 88 new vehicles being launched by Bus Éireann as part of a €30m upgrade will come equipped with Wi-Fi.

According to the public transport operator, 23 coaches began operation this week with the free Wi-Fi service.

Selected seats on the buses have power sockets ISOFIX attachment points for child safety.

The rollout will see the introduction of eight double-deck coaches, which will be the largest ever vehicles deployed by Bus Éireann, as well as 10 double-deck buses, 25 single-deck buses and 25 single-deck coaches.

All the vehicles will be Wi-Fi enabled and are calculated to attract a new type of commuter.

“With free Wi-Fi, power sockets and extra comfort seating, they are sure to be a hit with customers and attract new users,” said Andrew McLindon, PR manager, Bus Éireann.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years