Metra to install Wi-Fi on some trains in pilot program

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Friday, September 25, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Metra will begin installing Wi-Fi technology on some of its railcars as part of a pilot program.

The cars will be retro-fitted with cellular hotspots before January to test the technology and dependability of internet access.

Wi-Fi will be free for customers and will be offered on a car-by-car basis.

The pilot program will last six months.

After that Metra will determine whether or not to continue with the Wi-Fi program.