November 2, 20011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Amtrak Routes Get Wifi

In a major expansion of AmtrakConnect Wi-Fi service, passengers on a dozen East Coast routes now have access to the popular service. The expansion covers the Northeast Regional, as well as the Empire Service, Keystone Service, Carolinian, Downeaster, Ethan Allen Express, New Haven − Springfield Shuttle and Vermonter. Four other routes — the Adirondack, Maple Leaf, Palmetto and Pennsylvanian — will also offer Wi-Fi, but only in select cars, which will be marked with hotspot window decals. The latest move means nearly 60 percent of all Amtrak passengers now have the ability to connect to the Internet while on board. Installation is also currently underway for Wi-Fi on the California corridor services: the San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor and Pacific Surfliner. With the addition of these routes, 75 percent of Amtrak passengers will have access to on-board Wi-Fi before the end of the year. Free Wi-Fi on these additional routes is another reason why a record 30.2 million passengers chose to travel on Amtrak, the preferred mode of transportation throughout the Northeast Corridor, over the past twelve months. Reservations can be made at and offers a 15% discount on all travel within New York State.