Free WiFi at All CityCat Terminals By End of 2018

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Residents and visitors will soon be enjoying free WiFi service at all CityCat and ferry terminals. The Council will be rolling out the service at all terminal locations from UQ-St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton by the end of 2018.

So far, free WiFi service has already been installed in five terminals: West End, Guyatt, Bretts Wharfs, and the two South Bank terminals. Twenty more terminals will be fitted with the free service by the end of this year. The entire CityCat fleet also has built-in WiFi service currently allowing access to UQConnect and EduRoam, TransLink timetable information, and the Brisbane City Council’s website.

Once all 25 ferry terminals are fitted with the wireless service, locals and visitors alike will be able to connect the free WiFi hotspot whilst waiting for the ferry service.

“This will add to our extensive network of more than 275 FREE WiFi hotspots in Council libraries, City & Valley malls, parks and several suburban shopping precincts,” Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said on his Facebook Page post.

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Free WiFi service is also available in parks, Brisbane City Council libraries, and many public places and landmarks across Brisbane such as Brisbane Botanic Gardens, and South Bank and Roma Street Parklands.

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Some of the WiFi-covered streets:

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  • Roma Street
  • Queen Street
  • Stones Corner
  • Caxton Street
  • James Street and Newstead

Some of the WiFi-covered parks:

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  • Kalinga Park
  • Forest Lake Parklands
  • Kalinga Park
  • Carindale Recreation Reserve
  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park

About CityCat, SpeedyCat, and ferry services

CityCats are one of the most convenient and fastest means to get around the riverside areas of the Brisbane CBD, especially during peak hours. The Brisbane City council currently operates a fleet of 21 CityCats and nine monohull ferries. A total of 25 terminal locations stretches from University of Queensland St Lucia to Northshore Hamilton.

In 2018, the Council introduced SpeedyCats—which significantly cuts passenger travel time—providing more than 100 peak-hour services along the Brisbane every week. SpeedyCats ferry services stop at UQ St Lucia, West End, Guyatt Park, North Quay, Riverside, Teneriffe, Apollo Road, and Northshore Hamilton.

CityHopper, on the other hand, is a free inner-city ferry service which allows passengers to hop on and hop off every 30 minutes. Ferry stops are located at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside, and Sydney Street.