Motorcoach

Amtrak Cascades trains offer Wi-Fi

Posted on February 2, 2011

Using any laptop computer or Wi-Fi enabled device, Amtrak Cascades passengers traveling between Vancouver, B.C., and Eugene, Ore, will be able to connect to the Internet for general Web surfing and access to e-mail. The free Wi-Fi service will also allow passengers to access corporate networks through most standard Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

More than 838,000 travelers rode Amtrak Cascades in 2010 setting a 16-year high for total ridership. Wi-Fi service has been the most requested amenity by Amtrak Cascades passengers, and more people are traveling on the trains with their Wi-Fi enabled devices. Wi-Fi service on Amtrak Cascades trains will remain free of charge during the introductory period, after which the policy will be reviewed based on customer demand and system performance.

The Wi-Fi service, provided jointly by Amtrak and the Washington State Department of Transportation, is part of a long-term project to refurbish all the trains to like-new condition and extend their service life to approximately 2029. Work completed so far has included outfitting each set of trains with new leather seating, updating interior color schemes and paneling, and installing new flooring. Future work will include upgrading the audio and video systems, and improving the bistro and lounge cars.

Amtrak Cascades is the second train in the Amtrak fleet to install a full-train Wi-Fi network. Amtrak's Acela Express service in the Northeast launched Wi-Fi on all 20 trains in March 2010.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

ABC Companies hosts open house for customers, community

The company's Winter Garden, Fla., location recently celebrated being part of the local community for over 40 years.

Co. launches group transportation booking platform for motorcoach industry

ProntoRes enables group travel planners to book, manage, track and pay all group transportation services online from the web portal mobile app.

Ramblin Express adds Van Hool CX35 coaches to fleet

The Denver-based company operates a casino shuttle program and a charter business. 

DATTCO celebrates driver's 40th Anniversary, 3.5M miles accident-free

During an informal ceremony, Mark Sullivan was surrounded by colleagues who took turns sharing memories from the past four decades.

MCI to deliver 11 more Commuter Coaches to Connecticut DOT

The original 2017 five-year agreement covers up to 112 MCI 45-foot, clean diesel-powered Commuter Coaches.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close