Ticket Vending Machine Cellular Backhaul

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) / Metrolink, a joint powers authority that was formed in 1991 and comprises five county agencies. Metrolink operates 59 stations and facilitates 44,000 daily boardings, all over a 536 route-mile network.

Metrolink operates a network of ticket vending machines (TVM) that are hardline connected at each station. Station construction projects often required the relocation (temporary or permanent) which caused service interruptions resulting in lost revenue and customer dissatisfaction. Enabled Consultants was asked to design and demonstrate a cellular data backhaul prototype as an alternative to the landline network.

Enabled Consultants provided network design and engineering services to successfully demonstrate the cellular backhaul prototype at several station locations throughout the SCRRA operating region.