Amtrak launched its Wi-Fi Internet service — AmtrakConnect — on all 20 of its high-speed Acela Express trains, in six major stations along the Northeast Corridor and in all four ClubAcela lounges.
Initially offered as a complimentary service, AmtrakConnect is available to every passenger onboard Acela Express both in Business and First class seating.
Using any laptop computer or other portable device that is Wi-Fi enabled, Amtrak passengers traveling on Acela Express between Washington, D.C. and Boston can connect to the service for general Web surfing and reading email. The system also allows passengers to access their corporate networks through most standard Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions, turning the train trip into productive work time.
Additionally, Amtrak is launching AmtrakConnect for all Amtrak passengers within 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. Wilmington Station will be Wi-Fi equipped once major station renovations are completed in early 2011.
Wi-Fi service continues to be available in all ClubAcela lounges in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Boston.