UP Express train.

CANADA: Nomad Digital is to supply station and passenger wi-fi technology for the Union Pearson Express service, which will provide a direct link between Toronto’s main station and international airport when it launches this year.

Announcing the contract on February 5, Nomad said it would offer a ‘best-in-class’ wi-fi service, including seamless platform-to-train roaming, a portal with multi-lingual and wide device support, and real-time customer support for passengers.

Each of the 18 Sumitomo diesel multiple-unit cars will have its own internet server, giving UP Express the ability to reconfigure the two and three-car units as its wishes.

UP Express is expected carry more than 5 000 passengers/day. Services will run every 15 min, with a 25 min journey time.

  • The UP Express project was described in detail in the June 2014 issue of Railway Gazette International, which magazine subscribers can access in the digital archive.