For those who travel by train on a regular basis.. Good news! Amtrak is expanding availability of its cellular-based Wi-Fi service, AmtrakConnectSM, as well as advancing new wireless technology on board trains that will lead to overall improvements in Wi-Fi reliability and performance across Amtrak's national network.
AmtrakConnectSM is now offered as the latest onboard amenity available to customers on several eastern long-distance trains including the Cardinal (New York – Washington, D.C. – Cincinnati – Indianapolis – Chicago),Crescent (New York – Atlanta – New Orleans), Lake Shore Limited (New York/Boston – Albany – Chicago) and Silver Service (New York – Washington, D.C. – Charleston – Savannah – Jacksonville – Orlando –Tampa/Miami).
With this latest service rollout, more than 90 percent of Amtrak's customers have access to free onboard Wi-Fi, allowing them to stay connected and entertained throughout their journeys.
"Expanding our Wi-Fi network to eastern long-distance trains provides customers with a much-anticipated and expected amenity," said Lenetta McCampbell, senior director of passenger experience at Amtrak. "Now, more than 28 million customers have access to free onboard Wi-Fi. Our commitment to expand and enhance the customer experience through connectivity is another reason why Amtrak is the smarter way to travel."
"Our next-generation onboard technology solution, in combination with our trackside network, will enable us to provide our customers with a better, faster and even more reliable Internet experience while also enabling Amtrak to remain competitive in the aggressive travel marketplace," McCampbell said.
To see a full list of wireless-enabled train routes and stations across the Amtrak national network, visit: https://www.amtrak.com/journey-with-wi-fi-train-station.