Wi-Fi will be available at Khatib MRT Station next year, said Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Transport, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim yesterday.

Nee Soon GRC MP Lee Bee Wah had asked for the outcome of the free Wi-Fi trial at selected MRT stations, and if it will be extended to Khatib MRT Station, which is located in her constituency and with high commuter traffic.

Dr Faishal said MRT interchange stations that see a high volume of commuters would be given priority in the trial.

More than 145,000 commuters have used the service since its launch at City Hall, Orchard and Raffles Place MRT stations' platforms on Aug 22. It was earlier revealed that the service will be progressively rolled out to 16 MRT stations on the North-East Line and nine other stations with high commuter traffic over the next few months.

Dr Faishal said the Land Transport Authority is also studying the possibility of providing Wi-Fi services on buses and bus interchanges.