Rogers brings wireless service to tunnels between Columbia and Sapperton stations

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Rogers and TransLink have announce that a new LTE wireless service has been turned on at the Columbia SkyTrain station, as well as in the tunnels between Columbia and Sapperton station.

This enhanced service helps keep people connected across Metro Vancouver and improve their experience on their transit journey.

Rogers and Fido customers can now surf the internet, make and receive calls, send and receive emails and text messages, stream video and music and more on their mobile devices while travelling on this part of the Expo Line.

“Our customers want to stay connected wherever they are,” said Perm Jawanda, Regional Vice-President, Rogers Communications. “That’s why we’re committed to investing in communities across B.C. Now, whether you’re taking the SkyTrain to the Royal Columbian Hospital, travelling home or to work in the growing Brewery District, customers will have the convenience of being able to use their phones seamlessly.”

The Rogers network also provides essential emergency wireless coverage to all SkyTrain riders, so they can access 911, regardless of their carrier.

“This is the third project across our system that has improved connectivity in the tunnels and we are pleased to share this milestone with customers,” says Derrick Cheung, Vice-President Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate, TransLink. “We continue to work with Rogers to complete the build out of wireless coverage along the Millennium Line in the Evergreen tunnel and provide customers across the system with an enhanced and connected customer experience.”

This is the latest phase in LTE and voice access expansion along the SkyTrain system, first made available to SkyTrain customers in the Dunsmuir Tunnel in July 2016 and in the Edmonds Tunnel in November 2016. Rogers will also expand wireless service to the Evergreen tunnel on the Millennium Line.