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Amtrak Does Something Right! There's Now Free WiFi in Trains and Stations

March 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM | by | ()

The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived! Kind of. We mean, it's probably not the biggest piece of news ever, but it's exciting nonetheless and a step forward for USA rail travel when we say that Amtrak's Acela have free WiFi right now! They promised us that they'd have it flowing by March, and we're surprised to see that they were good on their word.

According to the AP, the free WiFi isn't just on the 20 Acela routes, but it's even at a few of their stations. You'll find a free Amtrak signal in the gate areas of Washington Union Station, Baltimore Penn Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station, New York Penn Station, Providence Station and Route 128 Station in Boston. They also report that Wilmington Station will get it when they finish up their station renovations next year.

So...wow. We so did not expect Amtrak to be on time with their on-track wifi, nor did we expect them to hook up the stations with wifi this fast, let alone free wifi. Way to go, Amtrak! But then, they did say that the "free" part of the WiFi is just on a trial basis and that they'll review the pricing in the future.

Related Stories:
· Amtrak Offers WiFi on Acela Trains [MSNBC]
· Amtrak Will Have Free WiFi Flowing Through Their Trains By March [Jaunted]
· Train Travel [Jaunted]

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