Midwest States invest in state supported rail initiatives to enhance the passenger experience.
July 27, 2022, BETHESDA, MD – EQUANS, through its subsidiary Icomera, has partnered with Midwestern states (Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin) to keep passenger trains digitally connected throughout the journey and enhance the onboard experience.
Icomera installed onboard mobile Internet technology on 88 new Siemens “Venture” single-level passenger cars, to support eight intercity passenger rail corridors across the region.
The recent growth in passenger rail travel is a strong indicator of the importance of train travel in maintaining a balanced transportation system and demonstrates the need for more investment in passenger rail.
Icomera continues to grow their relationship with State Partners to fulfill regional technology initiatives. This project is another example of an initiative that began in 2015 to deliver industry-leading, mobile connectivity to intercity passenger rail services across North America.
Passenger rail service links communities across the Midwest, attracting tourism and increasing mobility options for Illinoisans, while strengthening the local economy. Traveling by train is convenient and affordable with numerous amenities for passengers, including business services such as free Wi-Fi access.
Keeping Illinois passengers entertained and productive throughout the journey is one of the easiest ways to protect the onboard reputation and improve the onboard experience.