AFTERsuccessful trials between Haarlem and Maastricht, NS and telecoms company KPN have agreed to install TV screens and provide broadband internet access on 1200 inter-city coaches.

The screens will display a mixture of travel information, news flashes and entertainment, funded by advertising revenue. Internet access will cost €16 for a day or €30 for a monthly subscription.

In California, Nomad and Intel have demonstrated broadband internet technology on a 26 km section of Caltrain’s route between San Francisco and San Jose. Caltrain is now seeking funding to provide the system throughout the 80 km route.