In April 2017, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) first started offering Wi-Fi in the Metro, starting with the following stations: Metro Center, Gallery Place, L'Enfant Plaza, Judiciary Square, Union Station, and Archives. This Thursday, that number has since grown with 24 additional stations offering Wi-Fi.
The additional stations include:
- Farragut North
- Farragut West
- Dupont Circle
- Foggy Bottom-GWU
- Cleveland Park
- Van Ness-UDC
- Crystal City
- Friendship Heights
- Mt. Vernon Square
- Columbia Heights
- Medical Center
- Forest Glen
- Navy Yard-Ballpark
- McPherson Square
In map form, see the image below. The stations with red dots are the ones that currently offer Wi-Fi.
In response to this news, one Twitter user was a little less than stellar.
This is a double edged sword because people will be able to tweet angrily about service from anywhere in the metro— Snarls de Gaulle (@LevzOfGrass) December 14, 2017
According to a press release, WMATA hopes to have every single station offer WI-Fi by mid-2018.
What are your thoughts? Excited? Disappointed? Let Curbed DC know in the comments.
• Free customer Wi-Fi now available at 30 Metro stations [WMATA]