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Free Wi-Fi, SMS alerts for Sydney commuters – if ALP wins election

Last-minute pitch for geek vote

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The collapsing New South Wales state government has launched a pitch for the geek vote, announcing it will provide free Wi-Fi on Sydney's bus and train network if re-elected next month.

The struggling government has also announced that it will launch an SMS alert service for bus commuters at the end of the month.

The Wi-Fi rollout will be available on Sydney Ferries and Metrobuses first, with a wider deployment set to follow. A Wi-Fi trial is currently underway on the Leichhardt to Maroubra Metrobus route and Sydney Ferries.

If re-elected the government would switch WiFi on for the rest of the Sydney bus network and CityRail trains from next year.

WiFi has been trialled since the end of January on 13 Sydney Ferries vessels servicing over 200,000 ferry passengers or 70 per cent of all customers.

The State government has been testing the new SMS system on selected bus routes, alerting commuters to the next bus to arrive at their stop since December.

The six-month trial uses information from each bus’s GPS system to pinpoint where it is and when it will arrive. ®

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