Faster Wi-Fi Coming to the Northeast Corridor
Starting this summer, Northeast Regional trains will receive upgrades that will improve Wi-Fi speed. This allows for quicker loading time for webpages and other content, the ability to send and receive files faster, improved video streaming and audio performance, so you can have a more productive and enjoyable experience.
“These Wi-Fi upgrades are another example of recent steps we have taken to improve the customer experience and why we are the preferred choice for travel on the Northeast Corridor,” said Amtrak Vice President of Marketing Kerry McKelvey.
Later this summer, travelers will also experience a new, simplified Amtrak Wi-Fi landing page. As part of this upgrade, your preferences will be saved over a period of seven days for both onboard and in-station connections.
NEC Wi-Fi Stats include:
- On average, 20,000 Wi-Fi sessions occur on the NEC every day
- More than 70% of devices aboard Acela trains connect to Amtrak’s Wi-Fi
- The average session time on Regional trains is 1 hour 41 minutes, and on Acela is 2 hours and 9 minutes
- NEC Wi-Fi users combine to consume on average over 2 Terabytes of data per day (1 Terabyte equals about 472 hours of broadcast-quality video)
- Largest day of data consumption on the NEC (April 2, 2018) was over 3 Terabytes of data
In addition to this work on the NEC, Amtrak is also upgrading Wi-Fi at 29 stations throughout the national network. For a full list of wireless-enabled stations and train routes across the Amtrak national network, visit Amtrak.com.