East Yorkshire Motor Services has announced that free Wi-Fi is now available on buses between Hull city centre, Hull University and Cottingham, and between Hull and York, via Beverley, Market Weighton and Pocklington.
The sixteen 4G Wi-Fi-equipped buses are now up-and-running on Services 103, 105 and X46, and thousands of people have already taken advantage of the facility.
Passengers using the service have been praising the Wi-Fi, with users commenting on the “incredible” and “fantastic” speeds with which they can download and upload from their smartphones and tablets.
The ability to browse the web, update social media and check emails on the move makes bus travel an ideal way to commute to work or university.
EYMS Chairman, Peter Shipp, said:
“Whilst the Wi-Fi was not cheap to install, I hope it will be an added attraction for passengers on the longer journeys to York and on the 103 and 105 routes which cater for thousands of university students as well as lots of other passengers in the Cottingham area.”
“Currently there are no plans to roll out Wi-Fi onto other East Yorkshire routes but we will monitor the situation very carefully and if it does help attract extra passengers, we will certainly consider it in other areas. Initial reaction has already been extremely positive.”