Initiative follows popular service upgrades that took place in Liverpool last year, where Stagecoach introduced a fleet of 32 buses with wi-fi across a number of popular routes. Tony McDonough reports.
Merseyside’s second-biggest bus operator Stagecoach is offering free wi-fi on all its buses across Wirral.
The changes to the fleet mean passengers can stay connected even when they’re on the move.
Passengers crossing the Mersey will also benefit from the upgrades and customers will be able to access the wi-fi easily by selecting ‘Stagecoach Wi-Fi’, which will take them to a page where they will be asked to enter their details.
The initiative follows popular service upgrades that took place in Liverpool last year, where Stagecoach introduced a fleet of 32 buses with wi-fi across a number of popular routes.
These include the 82 and 86 routes traveling through Liverpool, Wavertree, Aigburth and Garston, in addition to the 14 route which travels through Liverpool, Anfield and Croxteth.
The buses are fitted with large leather seats and specially tinted windows for temperature and light control, and include wi-fi and USB electronic charging points.
Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “We recognise that our passengers want to stay up-to-date and connected even when travelling.
“It’s no secret that we quickly becoming a ‘smart phone generation’, so the addition of free wi-fi could transform bus journeys for our passengers.
“It might give commuters a chance to catch up on emails before their busy day begins or even provide an opportunity for passengers to switch off by catching up on their favourite TV show.”