(Newcastle Upon Tyne, 11 February 2016) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of wireless connectivity and ICT solutions to the rail sector, has recently signed a contract with Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), which will see it provide the Netherlands’ busiest trains with on-board WiFi connectivity and Passenger Information Services (PIS). The agreement confirms the Netherlands as home to one of the largest fleets of trains with high-volume WiFi and integrated PIS anywhere in the world.
Nomad Digital has extended its existing partnership with NS, the leading passenger railway operator in the Netherlands, for an additional five years. The new framework agreement sets out the general terms and conditions for working together, and will allow NS to upgrade its on-board technology platform on the Intercity trains already using Nomad Digital systems. This will deliver a common on-board technology platform across the NS fleet.
General Manager of Nomad Digital, EMEAI, said: “For the last five years we have worked with NS to provide first-class, on-board technology services and information to Dutch passengers. This new agreement is testament to our ability to support NS in delivering cutting-edge passenger services in a consistent fashion, and we are thrilled to remain the partner of choice for NS to implement the next steps of their vision of the Networked Train.”
CEO of Nomad Digital, said: “NS is recognised for its investment in innovative services, and we are delighted to be extending our relationship with them. Our partnership enables us to work together to develop pioneering solutions to improve the customer experience and journey.”
NS operates in the public transport sector. It provides reliable passenger transport, comfortable trains and buses, lively stations and station areas and a range of services for a pleasant journey from door to door. Its 28,500 employees put their combined efforts into a single mission: making passengers feel connected by NS. The operations of NS cover both passenger transport and station development and operation, with combined revenues of €4.1 billion. More than 86% of that comes from passenger transport.
The oldest predecessor of NS, HIJSM, was founded in 1837. NS has therefore been contributing to mobility and progress in the Netherlands for over 175 years. The company still plays a very significant social role in its domestic market. Over the past 12 years, NS has been accumulating an increasing share of rail transport in other European countries through its subsidiary Abellio.