Amtrak to expand free wireless
Amtrak plans to expand the free wireless service it offers on its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year.
The decision follows a move last year to offer free WiFi aboard Acela Express trains between Washington and Boston. Last month the passenger rail service expanded the amenity to its Cascades trains in the Pacific Northwest. The expansion this year will also include more West Coast trains, Amtrak said in a statement.
"In this digital age, it is more vital than ever that our customers have Internet connectivity while traveling," Emmett Fremaux Jr., Amtrak's vice president of marketing and product development, said in a statement.
Amtrak crews will soon begin installing the equipment aboard more than 450 trains at facilities in the District and Philadelphia.
Officials said Amtrak also has completed enhancements to its wireless network that improves high-speed Internet service to trains while traveling through the tunnels in New York and at the platforms at New York Penn Station.
Washington Post Editors
| February 16, 2011; 7:00 PM ET
Categories: Amtrak, Passenger Rail | Tags: Amtrak
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