Cost for Wifi implementation on Translink services

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Dear Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company,

Please can you provide me with the total cost, including internal staff time, which has been spent on the implementation of the new WIFI service on Translink network.
Also, please provide me with the anticipated & contracted ongoing maintenance and service costs for the service.

Please consider this a request under the freedom of information act.

Yours faithfully,

Simon whittaker

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Sir,

I acknowledge receipt of your request, received via our FOI Inbox on 21 September 2012. This will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and a fuller response will issue in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Janice Davidson
FOI Co-ordinator
For and on behalf of Translink

Go Car Free, Go Care Free with Translink

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Translink is a trading name used by any one or more of the companies under the ultimate ownership of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company (NITHC). The Group comprises NITHC as parent company which owns Citybus Limited (which also trades as “Metro”) (NI009039) Flexibus Limited (NI006724) NIR Travel Limited (NI021091) Northern Ireland Railways Company Limited (NI006929) Ulsterbus Limited (NI006725), Translink (NI) Limited (NI006673) and Travel NI Limited (NI017638) - each of which is registered in Northern Ireland and has its registered office at 3 Milewater Road, Belfast BT3 9BG.

FOI, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company

Dear Mr. Whittaker,


Further to my earlier brief acknowledgement, I am now in a position to
respond in more detail in relation to the issue which you raised under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.


The following are the relevant capital and annual costs outlined in the
Economic Appraisal for the installation of Wi-Fi across Translink


Capital Cost Annual cost
Goldline £136k £56k
Enterprise £78k £15k
Class 3000 £481k £172k
Cross Channel
Services £6k £8k


As far as Class 4000 trains are concerned, Wi-Fi fitment is included in
the procurement specification and running costs are likely to be in the
same order as those applicable to C3000 trains.


Internal costs for Wi-Fi fitment are minimal, as the equipment supplier is
responsible for its fitment.


I trust the foregoing deals with the various queries which you raised.  If
you are not satisfied with this response you may request a review by
writing to the Translink Director of Human Resources & Organisational
Development, who has overall responsibility for Freedom of Information and
Data Protection issues within the Northern Ireland Transport Holding
Company/Translink organisation.  Correspondence should be addressed to the
above-mentioned at: Translink, Central Station, East Bridge Street,
Belfast BT1 3PB.


If we are then unable to resolve any complaint that you may have, you may
refer the matter to the Information Commissioner who will make an
independent judgement.  The address of the Information Commissioner is:
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AT.  The address of
the Information Commissioner’s Office for Northern Ireland is: 51 Adelaide
Street, Belfast, BT2 8FE.


Yours sincerely,



Janice Davidson

FOI Co-ordinator

For and on behalf of Translink



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