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NCDOT adds Wi-Fi service to Piedmont trains

Wi-Fi service, already available for passengers on some Amtrak trains, will be introduced next week on the Piedmont trains that run between Raleigh and Charlotte.

The state Department of Transportation, which operates the Piedmont, announced the new wireless Internet service Thursday. The Carolinian, which also travels through Raleigh on its run between Charlotte and New York, is one of the Amtrak train routes that already have Wi-Fi.

“We see a growing trend in ridership on trains like the Piedmont, with over 300 passengers a day,” Paul Worley, the DOT rail director, said in a news release. “We believe that by deploying new Wi-Fi services we an increase passenger satisfaction and attract new customers.”