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Scotrail rolls out free WiFi on new train fleet

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(Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 September 2013) Free WiFi will be rolled out on ScotRail’s new Class 380 fleet, the train operator and Transport Scotland revealed this week.

All 38 of ScotRail’s Class 380 fleet will be equipped with wireless connectivity by March 2014, thanks to Scottish Government funding.

Nomad Digital, was chosen to provide the installations on the new fleet, after offering a strong technical solution and delivery programme – backed up by an attractive commercial proposition.

Nomad Digital said, the ScotRail Class 380 WiFi roll out is starting at an ideal time for its passengers, “We’re delighted to help connect yet another UK transport company with on-board Wi-Fi connectivity – especially ahead of such an exciting year when the eyes of the world will be on Scotland.”

The expansion of WiFi represents the latest phase in the Scottish Government’s long-term ambition to provide WiFi right across Scotland’s railways. The installations are scheduled to be completed ahead of some major events in Scotland, including the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.

ScotRail Managing Director, said:

“It is exciting that people will be able to enjoy free WiFi on board our largest fleet of electric trains.

“We are confident that the expansion of WiFi will be warmly welcomed by our customers, who increasingly want to stay connected during their journeys, whether for business or to chat with friends.”

About Nomad Digital

Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. It offers a broad solutions portfolio to transport operators and builders that significantly enhance passenger experience and increase fleet operational efficiency.

Its integrated and scalable solutions include the multi-award winning and patent-protected Passenger WiFi, enabling seamless connectivity with the internet and on-board infotainment. In addition, its Passenger Information System for live journey, multi-media information and Passenger Portal Framework simplifies the creation of custom portals for on-board services and entertainment. And Nomad’s Remote Online Condition Monitoring, Driver Assist and Power Train products are targeted at identifying efficient fleet maintenance operations and improving fuel economy.

Nomad is the pioneer of the Intelligent journey – a shared and secure network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect.

For more information on Nomad Digital please contact:
Vicki Sloan, Global Marketing and Events Manager
+44 (0) 207 096 6966 Ext. 2082
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