North County Transit District (NCTD)

CA: Free Wi-Fi Now Available on Sprinter Joins Coaster in Free Connectivity

Passengers riding the Sprinter light-rail system are now able to connect to free Wi-Fi while on board the trains.

North County Transit District is offering the Wi-Fi service to enhance the commuting experience for Sprinter passengers. NCTD Chief Technical Officer Ryan Cashin says that the connectivity should be extremely reliable since the Sprinter travels primarily along city streets. However, connection speeds may vary depending on the number of passengers using the network at one time and what they are using it for.

“The free Wi-Fi service is only intended for light internet usage such as checking email and browsing the internet. In order to provide a good experience for all of our passengers, we request users refrain from streaming music or video or downloading large files. The system is just not designed for heavy-volume usage,” said Cashin.