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mking128

join:2005-08-10
College Point, NY
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wi-fi on Amtrak's NE "express" trains

Hmmm .... I am going to IM my contacts in China about wi-fi status (or is it 3G+ or 4G) on their latest hi-speed train services between major cities launched recently. Something about top speed of 300 miles per hour and it won't spill that cup of coffee, tea or what not on the seatback tray. Of course, China's rail is running on newly built elevated rail tracks - no kids, animal crossings or stalled vehicles to get into its way - apparently, it's leaving Japan's bullet trains behind in dust if they're to compete ??

This is great considering the ticket prices paid for the Acela already and sure make it so much easier watching youtube on the move. Flying the NE air shuttle used to the preferred way back then with $49 OW fares between LGA-DCA in the pre-cellphone days.



mking128

join:2005-08-10
College Point, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Update - no wifi on China's fast trains, oh well. It's at least smoke-free unlike slower, regular coach services.

As for speed, it's closer to 350 km/h or as high as 245 mph - reaching almost 395 km/h during controlled speed trial runs before going into regular service last December.