Improving connectivity for SkyTrain customers in the Edmonds Tunnel

November 21, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – Today TransLink and Rogers announced the next phase in its partnership to enhance wireless connectivity and customer experience for SkyTrain passengers.

Rogers and Fido customers will now have access to Rogers LTE wireless coverage through the Edmonds Tunnel, helping commuters stay connected across Metro Vancouver. This next phase expands on the LTE and voice access first made available to SkyTrain customers through the Dunsmuir Tunnel in July 2016 – a significant milestone that connects passengers along one of the busiest stretches in the SkyTrain network.

Rogers and Fido wireless customers can now surf the Internet, make and receive calls, send and receive emails and text messages, stream video and music, and more on their mobile devices while travelling on the Expo Line between 22nd Street and Edmonds stations.

“This is just one way we are working to improve the transit experience by improving cellular coverage for our customers at no cost to taxpayers. We will continue to work with Rogers to build out wireless coverage along the SkyTrain, including Evergreen, Columbia and New Westminster.”

Guy Akester, Director, Real Estate and Strategic Sourcing

 

“Our customers love the convenience of using their smartphones while travelling through the Dunsmuir Tunnel, with over 9,000 riders connecting to it daily. Now, we’re bringing the same seamless coverage to Rogers and Fido customers in the Edmonds Tunnel and we’ll keep investing in our network to bring lightning-fast LTE speeds to more parts of the SkyTrain.”

Perm Jawanda, Vice-President Partner Retail, Rogers Communications

 

About TransLink                   

TransLink is Metro Vancouver's regional transportation authority that manages bus,
SkyTrain, West Coast Express, SeaBus, HandyDART and cycling routes as well as the major road network and five bridges.

About Rogers

Rogers Communications is a leading diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).  For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

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TransLink
media@translink.ca
778-375-7788


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