Manchester Metrolink M5000 3054 has become the first tram on the network to be fitted with Wi-Fi which will enable passengers to access the internet whilst on the move for free. The tram is now out on the system running as a trial which, if it is a success, could see the whole fleet of trams fitted.
Cllr Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “It’s great to see free Wi-Fi being tested out on this first tram – passengers can help us try out the technology by logging on and giving us their feedback on how well it works. We live in a digital age and people want to make the best use of their travelling time – and if this test goes well we hope to have funding available to roll out Wi-Fi to all trams. We know customers want better Metrolink information and ultimately we want people to have real time information about services at their fingertips– on their smartphones and tablets. And with get me there smart ticketing on the way for tram passengers next year, catching the tram will soon be easier than ever.”