(Tuesday, 26 March) Following service launch in early September 2010, Nomad Digital is pleased to announce that passenger WiFi is now available on East Midlands Trains’ entire Meridian fleet (27 units) covering journeys on the London-Sheffield and London-Nottingham routes.
Additionally four of the eleven MKIII HSTs have passenger WiFi installed and over the next two months, the service will be rolled out across the MKIII HST Fleet. Nomad has been awarded a 5 year contract to provide its’ on train technology which includes payment services and a passenger helpdesk. At the heart of the solution is the market-leading R3500 router which will aggregate multiple 3G networks to provide an enhanced service experience to the users. The new WiFi service has been well received and passenger feedback has been positive. The service is complimentary to 1st class passengers and available for a small charge to standard class passengers.
The WiFi service can now also be utilised by corporate customers using iPass services. Nomad Digital commented,
“We are pleased to have helped East Midlands Trains deliver passenger WiFi on their Meridian fleet in a timely fashion, and look forward to completing the installation of the MKIII HST’s.” Gary Griffiths, Franchise Programme Manager of East Midlands Trains said, “It has been a great team effort to complete the installation of the Meridians. We are very pleased with how the service has been received by our customers.”
Media: for further information, contact Maria Walker on 07889 363193 or Emma Knight at East Midlands Trains on 07771 830995.
Notes to Editors About Nomad Digital Nomad is a rapidly-growing privately owned company which focuses on the provision of broadband communications solutions to the transportation sector. Formed in 2002, the company is now the largest global provider of on-board IP connectivity to the rail industry, with its networks and solutions deployed in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia on over 1500 vehicles. Nomad’s notable achievements include being the first company to deploy an aggregated cellular solution, using fixed and mobile backhaul technologies and the first to stream high quality live video to and from moving trains.