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Free WiFi at 3 MRT stations from Aug 22

City Hall, Orchard and Raffles Place will be the first of 28 MRT stations to offer free Wireless@SG connection at the platform level, to be rolled out over next 9 months.

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Aug 11) announced that three MRT stations - City Hall, Orchard and Raffles Place - will be the first to offer free WiFi service.

From Aug 22, 2014, commuters at the three stations' platform level will be able to access the Wireless@SG service at the platform level. The service will be progressively rolled out to 16 MRT stations on the North-East Line as well as nine other stations with high commuter traffic over the next nine months, and is part of the Land Transport Masterplan 2013 initiative to provide better service on the public transport network, LTA said in its statement.

The nine other stations with high commuter usage are: Bishan; Buona Vista; Choa Chu Kang; Dhoby Ghaut; Harbourfront; Jurong East; Outram Park; Paya Lebar; and Serangoon, LTA said.

"The introduction of Wireless@SG at the platforms of all North-East Line stations and 12 other stations with high commuter volume is aimed at enhancing wireless connectivity for commuters," said LTA Chief Executive Chew Hock Yong.

"They can now check their emails, surf the Web, or connect to social media platforms on their phones and tablets more speedily while they wait for the train."