Metro adds free Wi-Fi at 24 more stations

WASHINGTON — Metro riders can stay connected while underground with the addition of free Wi-Fi at even more stations beginning Thursday.

Free Wi-Fi service has been added to 24 underground stations, making for a total of 30 stations that have Wi-Fi accessibility.

Stations where free Wi-Fi was added Thursday include: Farragut North, Dupont Circle, Cleveland Park, Van Ness-UDC, Tenleytown-AU, Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Forest Glen, Wheaton, Glenmont, McPherson Square, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom-GWU, Rosslyn, Crystal City, Smithsonian, Mt. Vernon Square, Columbia Heights, Waterfront, Navy Yard-Ballpark, Anacostia, Court House and Clarendon.

The additions come after six stations got Wi-Fi in April: Metro Center, Gallery Place, L’Enfant Plaza, Judiciary Square, Union Station and Archives.

The remaining underground stations will get Wi-Fi by mid-2018, Metro said in a news release.

There is already cellular service at all Metro stations, and wireless voice and data service is available in underground tunnel segments on the Red Line from Glenmont to Silver Spring and on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines from Metro Center to Stadium-Armory. The transit agency is working to add cell service to all tunnel segments.

John Domen

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