Amtrak Rolls Out Wi-Fi on Acela Trains

Passengers can now go wireless along the NE corridor

By Pat Lawson Muse
|  Monday, Mar 1, 2010  |  Updated 5:16 PM EDT
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Amtrak Rolls Out Wi-Fi on Acela Trains

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Need to get connected as you speed toward your rail destination? You can now surf the Net at the speed of wireless on board Amtrak’s Acela Express trains.

The service will connect riders on all 20 Acela trains that run between Washington and Boston, according to the Associated Press.

Wireless service will be available not only on board the Acela, but also inside the gate areas of six major stations along the northeast corridor: Washington Union Station, Baltimore Penn Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station, New York Penn Station, Providence Station and Route 128 Station in Boston.

Wilmington Station will be Wi-Fi equipped once station renovations are completed in 2011.

Best of all, the Wi-Fi service is free. However, the free ride won’t last. Amtrak is planning to review the policy after an introductory period. 

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