Today, Rogers announced it has turned on wireless service in the SkyTrain Dunsmuir Tunnel, helping keep people connected across Metro Vancouver.

In partnership with TransLink, Rogers and Fido wireless customers can now surf the Internet, make and receive calls, send and receive emails and text messages, stream video and music, and more on their mobile devices while travelling along the Dunsmuir Tunnel.

This service covers the Stadium–Chinatown, Granville, Burrard and Waterfront stations as well as all the track between them.

"People expect to be able to use their phones wherever they are, which is why we are investing to make sure our network is on for our customers wherever their day takes them," said Gord Nelson, Vice-President, Sales, British Columbia.

"Now Rogers and Fido customers can use their mobile phones exactly the same way when they are in the Dunsmuir Tunnel as they do above ground."

Customers will be able to use the fastest voice and LTE technology. The Rogers network will also provide essential emergency coverage to all SkyTrain riders, with access to 911, regardless of their carrier.

"We've heard from customers that increased access to cellular data and connectivity is important and we are pleased to be working with Rogers to make this a reality," said Derrick Cheung, Vice-President Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate, TransLink. "This partnership lays the groundwork for additional carriers to access the tunnel network so that eventually all our customers can experience the safety, security and convenience consistent connectivity affords."

According to Rogers, the company will continue build out wireless coverage along the SkyTrain and will soon also cover the Edmonds, Columbia, New Westminster and Evergreen tunnels.