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Passengers on GO buses, trains to get free Wi-Fi starting next year

Last Updated Sep 4, 2019 at 11:42 am EDT

A GO Train at Union Station in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Travellers on GO trains and buses will be able to access free Wi-Fi on board starting next year.

Associate Transportation Minister Kinga Surma announced Wednesday the government will spend $65 million on a five-year, wireless internet contract.

Toronto-area transportation agency Metrolinx signed an agreement with Icomera Canada Inc. to outfit all 1,475 GO buses and trains.

The roll-out is set for the spring, with the government aiming to have all GO vehicles online by the end of 2020.

GO Transit Wi-Fi is also set to include a portal with free entertainment content.

Surma says being connected will make for a more convenient and modern way to travel.