PATCO Stations Go Online With Free WiFi Service in Philadelphia, South Jersey

Wireless service now available at PATCO train stations

Passengers on the PATCO commuter train line can now update their status, check email and play online games at stations in South Jersey and Philadelphia.

The train line will begin offering WiFi service permanently at all 13 of its stations. The train line, owned by the Delaware River Port Authority, had been testing the service since July.

"This partnership between PATCO and Comcast provides a tremendous new service to the thousands of riders who travel on PATCO every day," said PATCO general manager John Rink. "One of the biggest areas of improvement suggested by our riders has been creating better access to WiFi hotspots in our stations, especially our subway facilities."

The free wireless is being provided by Comcast's Xfinity WiFi. Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.

"We’re excited to offer free access to Xfinity WiFi service to help keep Philadelphia and New Jersey commuters connected as they travel through PATCO stations," said Xfinity WiFi for Comcast Cable vice president Cole Reinwand.

"Comcast has been an enthusiastic and supportive partner during the last several months of equipment upgrades and infrastructure enhancements in all 13 of our stations," said Rink. "This is an example of PATCO’s commitment to being responsive to our rider community."

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