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TfW launch new on-train Wi-Fi portal with real-time information

Transport for Wales have launched an on-train Wi-Fi portal which provides passengers information showing the train’s location, the next stop and the service’s destination.

Passengers on train

Credit: TfW

Transport for Wales (TfW) has launched a new on-train Wi-Fi portal, developed by GoMedia, which features real time information and opportunity for passengers to submit in-journey feedback. The portal uses industry-leading data sources and GPS mapping to provide expected arrival and departure times, relevant platform numbers, onward travel options and much more.

The new portal provides up-to-the-minute information showing the train’s location, the next stop and the service’s destination. It also includes a new feedback form and ShareMyTrain, a feature allowing customers to share their live journey information with friends and family by SMS or WhatsApp – ideal for arranging meetups.

“We strive to continuously improve the delivery of customer information on our stations and trains and meet the requirements of Welsh Language Standards and customers with hearing impairments,” Teleri Evans, Customer Information Strategy Manager for TfW, said. “Our latest work with GoMedia has allowed us to improve the on-train Wi-Fi experience with customers and present bilingual real time information. The new portal is fully accessible and meets the Web Accessibility Initiative Level AA. Our new real-time information portal is our latest step in using data to improve the customer experience on our trains, following increasing the amount of free Wi-Fi data from 25mb to 50mb in 2019, and adding charging points to all of our trains. Our brand-new trains will also feature full colour digital screens with bilingual real time live information for our customers.”

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