Boingo Wireless upgrades mobile connectivity in LIRR tunnels, no cost to MTA

Boingo Wireless upgrades mobile connectivity in LIRR tunnels, no cost to MTA Image credit: MTA

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has upgraded mobile connectivity experience for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers. Enhanced cellular service is now available for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers at Grand Central Madison (GCM) and its tunnels, and at Atlantic Terminal, Jamaica Station and tunnels between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica Station. 

Designed, installed and managed by Boingo Wireless, the cellular service adds coverage between critical LIRR stations. The expanded cellular service features 5G and LTE coverage and is complemented by free public Wi-Fi at Atlantic Terminal, Jamaica Station and GCM.

The wireless network covers approximately 30 miles of Right of Way including tunnels. Riders can connect to the networks to access mobile tickets and the TrainTime app for up-to-the-minute information on train schedules and platform changes. Customers can also stay connected to work and enjoy streaming entertainment while in transit.  

Boingo networks for the LIRR are built and managed at no cost to the MTA and are designed to generate long-term revenue for the MTA.

Source: MTA