Southeastern Motion heralds UK first in passenger entertainment
Posted: 19 October 2018 | Global Railway Review | No comments yet
The first ever partnership between a UK transport operator and Amazon Prime Video will provide a variety of infotainment for rail passengers.
Southeastern has announced the roll-out of a new information and entertainment service, Southeastern Motion, on all of its trains.
The free service heralds the first ever partnership between a UK transport network operator and Amazon Prime Video and Rakuten Kobo.
It will feature a variety of content to keep passengers informed and entertained. eBooks, magazines, news feeds, podcasts and TV shows will be available via Southeastern’s free on-board Wi-Fi, launched earlier in 2018. As it is hosted directly on the train’s server, streaming will not be interrupted by tunnels or cuttings.
Initially available on board selected trains on routes between Kent, East Sussex and London, Motion will soon be available on Metro routes across south east London as well. This is an example of how Southeastern is investing in its services to provide better journeys for passengers.
Diane Burke, Commercial Director for Southeastern, said: “We always aim to do more for our passengers and wanted to take our free Wi-Fi offer one step further. Motion will offer TV programmes from Amazon Prime Video and eBooks and audiobooks from Rakuten Kobo – the first such partnerships of their kind anywhere on a UK transport network.
“We know that people use their time spent on our trains in different ways. We hope that Motion will offer something for every passenger and make their journey more enjoyable.”
The content offered by Motion will be refreshed regularly.