Rail

Minneapolis' Northstar commuter adds Wi-Fi

Posted on September 25, 2013

Every Minneapolis Metro Transit Northstar train will now provide an area offering complimentary Wi-Fi service for customers.

The “cab car” of each train will be marked with graphics inside and out that designate it as the location for free customer Wi-Fi access.

Northstar commuter trains have between four and six passenger cars and cab cars are always located furthest from the locomotive. Each passenger car seats about 145 customers and can accommodate many more standing; each three-level car also has ten electrical outlets throughout.

“We’re pleased to introduce onboard Wi-Fi service to our customers,” said Metro’s GM Brian Lamb. “Due to the longer distances traveled on commuter rail, Northstar service is a great match for Wi-Fi.”

Some restrictions will apply to the onboard network: questionable content will be blocked and download sizes and streaming rates will be limited in order to best provide quality access to the largest number of customers.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom to provide Amtrak with new generation, high-speed train

Will run on the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak and Alstom also signed a long-term contract under which Alstom will provide Amtrak with long-term technical support and supply spare components and parts for the maintenance of the new trainsets.

Metra receives final Electric Highliners

Completes 2010's 160-car purchase to outfit the line with a completely new and modern fleet.

Amtrak's microgrid to serve as backup during power outages

In the aftermath of the 2012 Superstorm Sandy, half of the Sunnyside Yard had to rely on portable backup generators for a month due to a damaged transmission line.

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

Honolulu's rail executive director/CEO resigns

Dan Grabauskas will be paid the final year of contract as part of the separation agreement, a total of $282,250. The board appointed HART board member Mike Formby as acting CEO, effective immediately.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close