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Thousands Log On To Free Bus Wifi

Friday December 21 2012


Thousands use free Wifi Bus. Thousands use free Wifi Bus.


THOUSANDS of Barnsley bus passengers have been logging on to a free WiFi services on some buses.

Stagecoach say that WiFi internet access offered on one of its Barnsley Services (the X19 Barnsley to Doncaster) has been used by thousands of commuters looking to check e-mails, tweet, shop or browse the web.

Paul Lynch, the company’s managing director, said: “Customer comfort and services are a high priority for Stagecoach and our investment in new technology to provide internet access on these routes has proved to be well worthwhile.

“We live in an age when it is important to meet the requirements of passengers, whether it is for work or leisure, and internet access underlines our role at the heart of the community.”

When Stagecoach introduced Wi-Fi on ten new double decker buses on the X17 route in September 2010, it was the first time it had been used on bus transport in South Yorkshire. It proved to be so successful that the system was extended to the Barnsley and Chesterfield areas.

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Reply Posted by Stephen Schofield on Friday December 28 2012 at 18:05
Free wifi on busses ?? What a waste of money stagecoach ' money would be spent ' providing more buses to the surrounding areas of Barnsley ' your service is rubbish in darfield!!

Reply Posted by inmyopinion on Friday December 28 2012 at 18:10
Dont be daft. Darfield does not do too bad, 27, 67, 218 x2, 219 x2, x19 x2, yep thats 8 buses an hour through Darfield what more do you want

Reply Posted by Stephen Schofield on Friday December 28 2012 at 18:20
My complaint is there scheduling realty most busses leave darfield at roughly same time from different stops ' so miss one you miss about 2/3 at once and waiting forever for next one' same for journey back from Barnsley ' your waiting a good twenty/ 30 mins for bus home to darfield ' especially worse after 6pm! But your going to wombwell there's busses leaving every two mins crap time tables.

Reply Posted by Stephen Schofield on Friday December 28 2012 at 18:24
Oh and that's 3 direct busses to Barnsley ' 218' 219 x19 services 27 67 take about an hour to get to Barnsley ' as they take you through wombwell first I believe.

Reply Posted by Jessica on Saturday December 29 2012 at 21:44
Get some on the ducky buses!

Reply Posted by kelly hubbard on Tuesday January 1 2013 at 15:13
it gets me mad that summer time buses run like clock work come winter there late missing and cold and after a 9hr shift i just want 2 get home and the 9:30 bus stops half way home and ive 30mins 2 catch another bus wen clearly all day the run all way past my home public transport is a way of life for some ppl 2 get 2 work but they can make u late on a regular basis then your boss starts giving out warnings with sack if continuously late but how can it be helped set of 1hr earlyer 2 freeze and then be hanging round 30mins b4 work transport stinks carnt wait 2 pass my test my time is my own then not waiting on buses