GoMedia ‘California dreamin’ with the Capitol Corridor

Sven Koster

20 April 2020, London: Global onboard infotainment leader, GoMedia, is Going to California. Starting in Summer 2020, passengers of Northern California’s two intercity rail services the Capitol Corridor and the San Joaquins, will be able to experience great Audible content and stay up to date with the latest journey information, including GoMedia’s innovative “Share-my-Train'' feature running on the innovative Nomad Digital Connect platform. 

With the goal of keeping riders entertained on both corridors, the partnership with GoMedia and Nomad means that Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins riders will be able to take advantage of GoMedia features, such as access to a range of complimentary onboard entertainment and real-time passenger Information via their own connected devices, using the onboard Wi-Fi, supplied by Nomad Digital. Initial content will include a selection of audio books from Audible and a selection of Bay Area magazines, along with real-time onboard information and promotional offers. The integration of Nomad solutions into the on-board environment will improve levels of passenger satisfaction, connectivity and the information passengers need.

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Roger Matthews, Managing Director at GoMedia, says: “This is an incredibly exciting time for GoMedia as we continue to expand in the United States with our first rail service. Our infotainment solution has already proven hugely valuable, available on more than 500,000,000 rail and coach passenger journeys worldwide and we are proud to be bringing our platform to California in 2020. We have enjoyed working closely with our technical partner Nomad Digital, who has been working in the region for some time, and the teams at Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins to create this innovative new service for passengers.”

Rob Padgette, Managing Director at the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which manages the Capitol Corridor service, adds: “By working with Nomad and GoMedia, we are able to enhance our passengers' travel experience by providing them with a range of compelling content and personalized information delivered directly to their handheld devices. They can check the latest train schedules and even send their train's estimated arrival time to friends and family using their choice of messaging platform. We look forward to extending these services further in 2021.”

John Voyatzis, Sales Director – North America, of Nomad Digital added: “We are delighted to be launching Nomad Digital’s intelligent train services on Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins. This will deliver a step change in services across the network.

Matthews concludes: “The Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins will be providing live passenger information to passengers when they need it, allowing them to plan their onward journeys whilst on board and reducing any travel anxiety and also improving the passenger experience.  We have proven results in the rail and coach industries across the UK, Europe and North America and look forward to our continued international expansion.”


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