Free Wi-Fi added to Limerick city bus fleet

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Bus Eireann customers in Limerick can now surf the internet and check their emails for free while travelling on buses following the roll-out of Wi-Fi technology on the city bus fleet.

Bus Eireann customers in Limerick can now surf the internet and check their emails for free while travelling on buses following the roll-out of Wi-Fi technology on the city bus fleet.

The company has added five new state-of-the-art buses to its city fleet, all of which have been equipped with wifi technology. Two more new buses will be added in the coming weeks as part of a €3 million investment.

In addition to having free wifi on board, the new buses also have power sockets and extra-comfort seating.

And customers who travel on the Limerick to Dublin Expressway service will also be able to surf the internet for free when a number of new buses are added to that route in the coming weeks.

Those buses are longer then buses currently serving the route and have a capacity of 63 passenger compared to the current 53.

A number of private bus companies already offer free wifi on board their buses but up to now it has not been available on Bus Eireann services.

Free wifi was also introduced by Iarnrod Eireann on services between Limerick and Dublin last year.

Once they register, Bus Eireann customers will be able to use the on-board wifi for free on their laptop, tablet or mobile phone devices.

“These new vehicles for use on services across Limerick will increase our capacity at peak-times. With features such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets and extra comfort seating they are sure to be popular with customers and attract new users, particularly on commuting and long-distance journeys,” said Miriam Flynn, regional manager with Bus Éireann.