Metro to offer free Wi-Fi in 6 metro stations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced on Monday the launch of a new pilot program that would offer free Wi-Fi at six metro stations.

According to a statement, the program will last for 45 days, after which it will be suspended for evaluation. Metro riders will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi at the following stations: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archive, and L’Enfant Plaza.

“We are listening to our customers’ ideas about ways to improve their experience riding Metro,” Wiedefeld said. “Having free access to Wi-Fi while on the platforms at Metrorail stations will allow customers to stay better connected while they travel. We are excited to launch the pilot and hear from our customers about their experience.”

Users will first be directed to a customized page that will connect them to Metro’s Trip Planner, Next Train, and Customer Assistance features. However, those aren’t the only sites riders can visit. They will be able to access many other websites. Metro does caution that the level of service will depend on how many people are signed onto the network.