Amtrak opens mobile hot spots at stations

Sunday, October 28, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Amtrak will install Wi-Fi hot spots at five Northeast corridor stations, giving all passengers access to wireless Internet service for the first time.

The service, provided by T-Mobile, will be available at Washington Union Station, Baltimore Penn Station, Wilmington, Del., Station, Philadelphia 30th Street Station and New York Penn Station.

Spokeswoman Tracy Connell said some locations of the Club Acela first-class lounge had wireless, but this is the first time it has been made available throughout the stations.

"Reliable and secure wireless Internet access is one of the amenities most frequently requested by our customers," said Matt Hardison, Amtrak's customer service.

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