Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Allan Hubley, Chair of the Transit Commission, François Gratton, Group President TELUS and Chair TELUS Québec, and John Manconi, General Manager of Transportation Services, today announced that TELUS will provide free Wi-Fi service in the three downtown, underground Line 1 stations' platforms, as well as door-to-door cellular service including through the downtown tunnel. The connection enables transit customers in Ottawa to access one of the most technologically advanced networks built in Canada for public transportation.
O-Train Confederation Line customers will be able to stay connected underground, as there will be a continuous cellular connection, including between stations and in the 2.5-kilometre tunnel, for all passengers.
The O-Train Confederation Line is a $2.13-billion transit project, jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. Trains will carry up to 10,700 passengers per hour in each direction, between 13 stations. Trains will arrive every five minutes or less at the busiest times.
TELUS' investment in the O-Train project is another example of its commitment to building a superior award-winning wireless network that benefits Canadians across the country. Since 2000, TELUS has invested more than $215 billion in network investments to enhance the coverage, speed and reliability of its world-leading network, and to connect its customers right across Canada.
For more information about the O-Train Confederation Line, visit octranspo.com/ready4rail.
"Thanks to this great partnership with TELUS, I am pleased that our transit users will have free Wi-Fi in our downtown, underground light rail transit stations, and cellular service across the entire Confederation Line. Customers will be able to stay connected during their commute on our world-class, light rail transit system."
Mayor Jim Watson
"We are extremely proud of our partnership with the City of Ottawa and look forward to contributing to the city's largest infrastructure project since the Rideau Canal was built. TELUS is again proving its commitment to our nation's capital by providing an award-winning network that will allow commuters to benefit from a 5G-ready mobile broadband network. We are thankful for the opportunity to leverage our expertise to create a superior customer experience for commuters travelling on one of the most technologically advanced light rail transit systems in Canada."
François Gratton, Group President TELUS and Chair TELUS Québec
Source : City of Ottawa