Rail

Icomera to equip Amtrak with Wi-Fi

Posted on June 8, 2016

Amtrak Acela at Boston Station- Flickr - Loco Steve
Amtrak Acela at Boston Station- Flickr - Loco Steve

Icomera announced that it has executed a contract with Amtrak to supply next-generation passenger Wi-Fi to select trains.

The contract is for five years with the option to extend for an additional two years. The first Task Order focuses on 20 trainsets on the popular high-speed Acela Express route, which runs from Washington, D.C. to Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. Icomera’s Proof-of-Concept was implemented on the first train in early March, and installation on the remaining vehicles will begin later this month.

Amtrak is the largest inter-city passenger rail operator in North America. More than thirty million passengers travelled on Amtrak in FY 2015, with a third of passengers travelling in the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Amtrak awarded the contract to Icomera through an RFP process in which it was seeking a company that provides an on-board Wi-Fi solution with a clear roadmap for future development and enhancement.

"Icomera’s tailored solution provides Amtrak with an advanced and technologically flexible plug-and-play on-board network,” said Stellan Ohrn, president of Icomera US.

“Amtrak wishes to provide customers with an improved industry-leading Wi-Fi service of the highest possible quality throughout their journeys, making their experience more productive and enjoyable," said Lenetta McCampbell, Senior Director of Passenger Experience at Amtrak. "Experience has shown that our riders will continue to place a significant and growing demand on our on-board Wi-Fi service."

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

More News

Metra looks to purchase 21 used locomotives

The F59PHIs, which were built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM in 1998 and have been rehabbed within the last five years, have similar parts and operating characteristics to Metra’s existing fleet of EMD F40s, some of which are 35 years old and are in need of overhaul.

Sound Transit taps Siemens traction power tech for light rail expansion

The new project extends Siemens existing technology partnership with Sound Transit, having previously provided the same TPSS and MVSS substation infrastructure on the University Link and South Link lines.

MTA names new president of Metro-North Railroad

Catherine Rinaldi, the sixth president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, has served as acting president since July 2017.

Bombardier to provide 9 more double-deck French trains

The order is valued at approximately $120 million, including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is an option contained in a 2010 contract for a maximum of 860 trains signed with SNCF on behalf of the regions.

FRA makes $73M available for rail capital projects, ops assistance

The grants are expected to leverage private, state, and local investments to boost a wide range of rail projects, including the potential for implementing PTC.

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

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close