Amtrak Adds More Free Wi-Fi
You can now enjoy free Internet access while you're on Amtrak's Northeast Regional (the lower-cost Northeast Corridor Boston–Virginia route), Empire Service (New York–Buffalo), and Keystone (New York–Harrisburg) trains.
Other routes with new Wi-Fi service are the Carolinian (New York–Charlotte), the Downeaster (Boston–Portland), the Ethan Allen (New York–Rutland), the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven–Springfield), and the Vermonter (Washington–St. Albans), plus some designated cars on the Adirondack (New York–Montreal), the Maple Leaf (New York–Toronto), the Palmetto (New York–Savannah), and the Pennsylvanian (New York–Pittsburgh). Previously, Amtrak installed Wi-Fi on the high-speed Acela (Boston–Washington) and the Cascades (Oregon–Washington).
Clearly, Wi-Fi is an important part of Amtrak's efforts to wean business travelers away from short-haul flying. Next up will be several short-haul routes in the West.