Bus Éireann Adds Dublin-Derry to Wi-Fi Enabled Routes

Bus Éireann customers using its new direct X33 Dublin-Derry route can now avail of free Wi-Fi after the company continued its roll-out of Wi-Fi on its inter-city services.

Following the successful introduction of free Wi-Fi across its Dublin-Galway services, Bus Éireann has made it available for customers travelling on its new X33 Dublin-Derry service, which has a journey time of less than three hours. The company intends making Wi-Fi available across its inter-city route network.

“Free Wi-Fi on Dublin-Galway has been very popular and we are sure that Dublin-Derry customers will also enjoy being able to check their e-mails, catch up with their friends on Facebook, and access the Internet while relaxing on a high quality coach,” said Andrew McLindon, PR Manager, Bus Éireann.

The X33 service operates twice a day in each direction. It is a direct service only stopping at Dublin (Busaras), Dublin Airport and Derry. It is the latest in a series of direct services introduced by Bus Éireann on routes such as Dublin-Galway and Galway-Limerick, which have greatly reduced journey times.

The X33 is operated in conjunction with Translink and the Wi-Fi equipment was installed by technology provider Fleet Connect.

The roll-out of Wi-Fi follows a number of technology innovations by Bus Éireann including being the first coach operator in Europe to offer e-ticketing, selling tickets via Twitter, and being one of the first coach operators in the world to introduce a nationwide real-time information system providing customers with up-to-the-second information on when services arrive at stops via text and the Web.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2011