6th of June is the official opening day of Union Pearson Express

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CANADA: UP Express announced today that they will officially begin service from Toronto Pearson International Airport to downtown Toronto on June 6th.

Trains will run every 15 minutes and will include Wi-Fi, flight information screens and ticket options thanks to their innovative partnerships. It will take 25 minutes to travel the 25 km track between the airport and downtown stations.

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Last week, UP Express announced three new strategic partnerships with Cisco, Deloitte and Rogers who will be joining the Lead Partner CIBC and who will enhance the travel experience for passengers.

"Our Founding Partners' involvement is a major vote of confidence from the business community, and a reflection of their high interest in UP Express," said Kathy Haley, President of UP Express. "We are delighted they are applying their expertise to create a seamless and connected customer experience for UP Express, whether it's from plane to train or train to plane."

Each Founding Partner is contributing their specific expertise throughout the travel journey with a primary focus on travellers’ needs. In return UP Express will be providing access to marketing assets.

  • Cisco is a worldwide leader in IT and will power the network that helps to create a seamless, Connected Passenger experience by developing special tools for UP Express travellers such as travel alerts, hospitality information and live updates.
  • Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional firms, will provide data analytics to help optimize the service and improve the guest experience.
  • Rogers is a leading communications and media company and will have a presence across the UP system, including branded content and newsfeeds on multipurpose media screens on trains and in stations.
  • CIBC, a leading North American financial institution and Lead Founding Partner, will provide travellers with access to multi-currency ATMs at Union and Pearson, complimentary Wi-Fi service on trains and at its stations, and “CIBC UPstairs" lounge at Union Station.

Delegates of the Global AirRail 2015 Conference will not only have a chance to preview the UP Express service but also learn more about each of the partnerships during the Strategic Partnerships workshop on Wednesday 21st May.

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