Calgary Transit and Shaw Communications expand Public Wi-Fi to the Northwest and Northeast CTrain stations
Calgary Transit, with Shaw Communications Inc., has announced eighteen new locations for Public Wi-Fi servicing CTrain stations. These locations include:
Northeast CTrain Stations:
- Bridgeland / Memorial
- Calgary Zoo
- Barlow / Max Bell
- McKnight / Westwinds
Northwest CTrain Stations:
- Lions Park
- Banff Trail
“This is a great way to provide the best possible transit experience for our customers,” said Calgary Transit Director Doug Morgan. “In keeping with our customer commitment, we want to make life better for our customers every day. We are always looking for more ways to better serve Calgarians. We are committed to providing service that is helpful and look forward to expanding Wi-Fi to the West CTrain stations next.”
All downtown CTrain stations have Public Wi-Fi. A complete list of City Public Wi-Fi locations can be found online.
“Our partnership with Shaw Communications has provided free public Wi-Fi in over 60 facilities across the city of Calgary,” says Heather Reed-Fenske, the City’s Chief Information Technology Officer. “We continue to work with Shaw to expand this exceptional service to Calgarians and further the City’s commitment to build connected communities.”
Since its launch in 2014, there have been over two million connections made to the city’s public Wi-Fi network at Calgary CTrain stations, with over one million megabytes of data having been used. Chinook LRT station has been the most popular in terms of Wi-Fi connections, with over 600,000 guest connections made with total data usage of over 500,000 MB.
“With access to free Wi-Fi at LRT platforms continuing to expand across the city, hundreds of thousands of CTrain passengers can stay connected while travelling to their destinations each and every day,” said Greg Pultz, Vice President Operations, Shaw Communications. “In partnership with the City of Calgary, we will continue to enhance our complimentary Wi-Fi service and keep the city connected.”
The City of Calgary awarded Shaw Communications Inc. with the contract to provide public Wi-Fi in City-owned locations in December 2013. There are over 60 City facilities connected to public Wi-Fi including recreation centres, arenas, golf courses, and CTrain stations. The service is available to any member of the general public and does not require a Shaw account. The City and Shaw Communications Inc. continue to work together to expand the public Wi-Fi service and provide Calgarians with greater access to technology and City services. Calgary Transit is committed to improving the customer experience through their Customer Commitment which aims to provide safe, reliable, helpful, informative, clean, and easy-to-use transit.