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WMATA adds free Wi-Fi capability to 24 underground Metro stations

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit extended Wi-Fi service to 24 underground stations on Thursday, bringing the total number of Metro stations with Wi-Fi to 30.

Wi-Fi was first made available in April at the Metro Center, Gallery Place, L'Enfant, Judiciary Square, Union State and Archives stations free of charge. By mid-2018, Metro says they plan to extend the service to all underground stations.

Earlier this year, wireless voice and data service also became available in two underground tunnels, one on the Red Line from Glenmont to Silver Spring and the other on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines from Metro Center to Stadium-Armory.

The following are the 24 stations that will provide the free service as of Thursday:

  • Farragut North
  • Dupont Circle
  • Cleveland Park
  • Van Ness-UDC
  • Tenleytown-AU
  • Friendship Heights
  • Bethesda
  • Medical Center
  • Forest Glen
  • Wheaton
  • Glenmont
  • McPherson Sq
  • Farragut West
  • Foggy Bottom-GWU
  • Rosslyn
  • Crystal City
  • Smithsonian
  • Mt Vernon Sq
  • Columbia Heights
  • Waterfront
  • Navy Yard-Ballpark
  • Anacostia
  • Court House
  • Clarendon