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While Apple and Google are incorporating more public transport data into their operating systems, standalone apps like Citymapper continue to lead the way in terms of features. Already in 28 cities, the travel app combines bus routes and live times, train timetables and cycle paths, but from today...

August 24th 2015 at 10:33am 0 Comments
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In the future, you might be able to tweet, read your emails and stream music on the London Underground without using Virgin Media's WiFi service. As part of new proposals to boost the capital's economy, the UK government has revealed its desire to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to the entire Tube ne...

February 20th 2015 at 1:47pm 0 Comments
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While full mobile service on the Underground may still be a pipe dream, Virgin Media has helped connect travellers by serving London's Tube stations with glorious free WiFi. The company has steadily brought more locations online since it launched the service more than two years ago, but today it t...

November 3rd 2014 at 2:50am 0 Comments
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After installing WiFi throughout the London underground and allowing free access during the 2012 Olympics and well beyond, Virgin Media eventually began charging for the service to recoup some of the investment. EE and Vodafone struck a deal to keep it free for their mobile customers before that s...

July 18th 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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If work commitments mean you're constantly trudging to the Post Office to collect a missed Prime delivery, Amazon's hoping to make things easier for you, if you're a Londoner that is. As of Monday, the company will open click-and-collect lockers in Finchley Central and Newbury Park Tube stations,...

June 25th 2014 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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Let's be honest: Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. The options are seemingly endless, and new ones arrive on an almost daily basis. Companies have begun to push the boundaries of design as of late, making options that are an aesthetic step above the larger outfits. Tubecore's Duo certainly doe...

April 18th 2014 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
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London's Tube network is about to face some major changes that will not only affect its staff and passengers, but also -- perhaps -- Amazon shoppers. Plans are already afoot to shut down manned ticket offices across the Underground by 2015, in order to pay for 24-hour operation on major lines. Now...

November 22nd 2013 at 5:51am 0 Comments
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article highlighting the best London transportation apps for visitors coming to the London Olympics. In my article I divided the apps based on mode of transport: tube, bus, car, boat, and bicycle. Shortly after the article went live I was having dinner with some old...

August 3rd 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The London 2012 Olympics officially start in just under two weeks. From July 27th until August 12th millions of combined spectators, journalists, and the world's fittest athletes will descend upon the greatest city on the planet. During that time Transport for London estimates that there will b...

July 14th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments