Metrolinx has chosen Icomera Canada to install its Internet solutions on GO Transit’s fleet of vehicles operating in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.
This project—totaling 1,475 installations across GO Transit’s entire fleet of 943 rail cars and 532 buses—will begin later this year, with the Wi-Fi-enabled fleet starting to roll out in spring 2020 and final completion by the end of 2020.
Icomera, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a multinational green energy and mobility company, will supply an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution that aims to provide GO Transit’s passengers with an elevated onboard experience. In addition to onboard Internet connectivity, passengers will be able to spend time on a media channel featuring curated entertainment content.
“Icomera is proud to be working with Metrolinx and GO Transit to provide this large-scale, passenger-focused solution,” said Magnus Friberg, Icomera’s SVP for the Americas. “With 20 years of experience in Internet connectivity solutions for transit, we will enable GO Transit to deliver a Connected Journey that reduces Ontario’s carbon footprint as it closes distances. This is in line with the ambition of Icomera and the ENGIE group to be the world leader in the zero-carbon transition ‘as a service’ for our customers.”
“On-board connected services, such as Wi-Fi for passengers or on-demand entertainment, are encouraging more and more people to use public transport, which means an important lever toward the zero-carbon transition of which ENGIE is one of the main players,” said Yann Rolland, CEO of ENGIE Ineo.