WiFi rolled out on Manchester Metroshuttle

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Manchester city centre’s free Metroshuttle buses have been fitted with free WiFi.

The new service will be offered on all 20 Metroshuttle buses linking the city’s main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) – which owns Metroshuttle’s fleet of buses – worked with Manchester and Salford City Councils and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to fund the scheme.

WiFi is also being rolled out in all 94 Metrolink trams running across Greater Manchester, as well as 241 key public buildings in Manchester and Salford.

Cllr Andrew Fender, Chairman of the TfGM Committee said: “Metroshuttle is a huge hit, with passengers making well over 2.5 million trips every year and I’m sure free WiFi will only make it more a more attractive way to get around the city.

“We hope that quick and easy access to free WiFi will give people another option to make best use of their travelling time – whether it’s checking what time a film starts or messaging a friend.

“Metroshuttle coming online is one of the first steps in a WiFi revolution which aims to make Greater Manchester a top 20 worldwide digital city region by 2020.

“We can’t wait to bring Metrolink on board in the coming weeks, bringing benefits to tram users right across the 60 mile tram network.”