Vancouver to Seattle: now with Wi-Fi the entire trip

Great news for tech entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest.

Amtrack announced yesterday that their Amtrack Cascades route from Vancouver, BC through Seattle to Eugene, Oregon will now have free Wi-Fi access onboard. Amtrak has long advertised the notion of getting work done while travelling by rail but now on the Cascades run you can actually do it.

The service is free for now and may remain free depending on usage and other factors. Internet service is typically installed to provide operational service for the train line, as well as passenger access, but it’s unclear on whether this is just an amenity on the Cascades route.