THAMESDOWN Transport is now travelling on the information superhighway thanks to the launch of free wi-fi for passengers on several of its buses.

Some buses on the 15 and 15a routes – which run between the town centre, Haydon End, Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Redhouse and Haydon Wick – have been fitted with wireless internet routers, in association with the Swindon Travel Choices project.

It means passengers can connect their smart phones, tablets and laptops to go online.

There is no sign-up process or password needed to access the internet. All passengers need to do is tick a box on screen to agree to terms and conditions of use.

Thamesdown Transport managing director, Paul Jenkins, said: “We’re always looking at ways to make travelling by bus attractive for people in Swindon and by offering free wi-fi, passengers can entertain themselves, catch up with their friends or read their emails on the go.

“As Services 15 and 15a are predominantly used by commuters and students, we thought this would be the perfect audience to trial our new wi-fi service, which in time may be rolled out across our fleet.”

Buses equipped with wi-fi will display a sign letting passengers know it is available, while leaflets on board the buses will explain how to connect.

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