GNER upgrades networks with Thus

Train operator Great North Eastern Railways has selected Thus to provide a next generation network linking its 23 locations across the UK.

Train operator Great North Eastern Railways has selected Thus to provide a next generation network linking its 23 locations across the UK.

THUS will migrate all GNER’s stations and offices along the East Coast mainline route onto a single point-to-point MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network with Private access DSL (PaDSL) backup. 

The inter-city train firm is seeking greater speed, efficiency and resilience from a new network that will also support full convergence of voice and data. The network will also carry CCTV traffic to station staff and support interactive services for passengers, such as real-time train delay information sent to mobile phones.

GNER head of procurement David Edwards said, “Thus offered us the best solution that will enable us to have a faster, more effective network with high availability and extended bandwidth. We will soon be able to offer leading services to our staff and customers with the flexibility to connect our different locations with ease.”

GNER is also set to introduce Wi-Fi access on all its trains by August after strong passenger demand on trains that already have the service provided by Kingston Communications.

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