While passenger Wi-Fi and remote monitoring of rolling stock systems are now commonly used by train operators, a convergence is underway which promises to unlock the full potential of onboard connectivity. Nomad Digital CEO Reece Donovan explains the company’s vision for the networked train to Keith Barrow.
The International Railway Summit reunion breakfast held on September 22 in Berlin produced a lively debate on digitisation and what the rail industry needs to do to realise the benefits on offer. Kevin Smith was in the audience.
A wireless broadband system has been installed on the Astana – Borovoye line in Kazakhstan by InfiNet Wireless to provide Wi-Fi on trains as part of Kazakhstan Railways’ (KTZ) pilot project to connect track to trains with a single network.
ICOMERA announced on September 7 that it has been selected by Norwegian train operator Flytoget to provide Wi-Fi for its 16 class 7 airport express EMUs, which are used on services between Drammen, Oslo central, Oslo Gardermoen Airport.