NM Rail Runner to go wireless

Wi-Fi testing open to the public Thursday, 01 Apr 2010, 4:13 PM MDT ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE/AP) - New Mexico Rail Runner passengers will get a chance to try out the commuter train’s new Wi-Fi system starting Monday. A group of 50 volunteers had been given access to test the system over the last several months. Now, the final test phase will be open to all passengers for the next 90 days to work out any remaining bugs in the system. Wi-Fi service for passengers will be free. It will be available on the trains as well as at each station between Santa Fe and Belen. Once logged on, passengers should be able to surf the Internet, send e-mails and move from station to train without losing connectivity. “The Rail Runner has provided convenience and ease for commuters over the last three years and with this new wireless system, we are now providing an additional benefit to passengers,” said Transportation Secretary Gary L.J. Girón. “I would like to encourage those getting on the train to test out the new system over the next 90 days to help us provide the best service possible.” New Mexico Transportation Secretary Gary Giron said the wireless system will provide another convenience for commuters. How to connect on the NM Rail Runner Express:
  1. Turn on and log onto your device
  2. Check for a list of available Wi-Fi networks (this varies depending on device)
  3. Select or connect to NMRX Wi-Fi network
  4. Open your browser and you will be redirected to the NM Rail Runner portal page
  5. Click on “accept” to accept the terms of using the service and you will be allowed into the free internet