Starting this month, 2017 WiFi service will be expanded to all passenger cars for all four eastbound trains, and all four westbound trains during weekday commuter service on ACE, the Altamont Commuter Express. Previously, Wi-Fi service was limited to one passenger car per trainset. Due to an overwhelming request from passengers to expand this train amenity, all ACE riders will be able to stay connected to family and or work while on their ride to their destination using ACE’s extended WiFi service.
“We at ACE recognize the importance to all our riders in having the convenience of accessing WiFi service. With over 20,000 weekly commuters, many of which start their work day on ACE; responding to emails and engaged in telecommuting, depend on reliable connectivity to the digital world. Therefore, as of Jan. 3, 2017 this free amenity will be accessible on every train and every passenger car” said Shawn Crary, ACE Community Engagement and Marketing Coordinator.
Due to the terrain of the rural areas along the ACE route from Stockton to San Jose, WiFi service most likely will be limited in certain areas. Specific areas where service has a tendency to drop are along the Altamont Pass (after the Tracy Station) to Vasco Road station, within the tunnels going towards Fremont, and within the Alviso area between Fremont and Great America stations.
ACE, started in 1998 and serving over one million riders annually, runs four daily round trips starting at the Cabral Station in Downtown Stockton and stops in Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America, Santa Clara and San Jose’s Diridon station. For more information on ACE visit www.acerail.com.