Free wi-fi at train stations

Auckland commuters will get free wi-fi internet access at the city's train stations, starting on Monday.

People will be able to use their AT HOP travel cards to access the system, which is being introduced by Auckland Transport in conjunction with Telecom.

Free wi-fi will initially be available at 40 train stations and will be available on the network's 14 ferry wharfs and 11 bus terminals over the coming months.

Auckland Transport chief operating officer Greg Edmonds said wi-fi on trains, buses and ferries was being looked at.

Eligible AT HOP users will be able to access wi-fi with no daily time limit, although a data usage cap of 1 gigabyte a day will apply.

Customers without an AT HOP card will be able to connect to the free service for 10 minutes a day.

Customers will log on using the last seven digits on their AT HOP card, no matter who their mobile provider is.