Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots

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Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots

Transport for London and Virgin Media have announced the first 80 London Underground stations that'll receive free WiFi in time for the Olympics. By the end of July, users will be able to surf from the train platform, ticket offices and escalators -- ideal for a few extra rush-hour injuries. The partnership will offer the internet free during the games season before switching to a pay-as-you-go model, with plans to swell the network to 120 by the end of the year. If you'd like to know if your morning commute is about to get some extra connectivity then head past the break for the full list.

Aldgate East

Elephant & Castle

London Bridge

St Paul's



Manor House

Stepney Green



Mansion House



Euston Square

Marble Arch



Finsbury Park


Swiss Cottage


Goodge Street

Mile End



Green Park

North Greenwich

Tottenham Hale

Bethnal Green

Hammersmith (District/Picc)

Old Street

Tower Hill

Blackhorse Road

Heathrow T1-3


Tufnell Park


Heathrow T4

Oxford Circus



High Street Kensington

Paddington (Main)


Caledonian Road

Highbury & Islington

Piccadilly Circus

Walthamstow Central

Camden Town



Warren Street

Canada Water

Holland Park


Warwick Avenue

Canary Wharf

Hyde Park Corner

Regents Park


Canning Town

Kentish Town

Seven Sisters

Wembley Central

Chancery Lane

Kings Cross/St Pancras


Wembley Park

Charing Cross

Lambeth North


West Ham

Clapham North

Lancaster Gate

St James Park

Wimbledon Park

Covent Garden

Leicester Square

St Johns Wood


Edgware Road (Circle)

Liverpool Street

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First stations named for London Underground WiFi launch

Customers will soon be able to connect to the internet at Tube stations across the capital
Oxford Circus, Stratford and King's Cross among stations WiFi enabled for free this summer
Service on track for up to 120 stations connected by end of 2012

London Underground and Virgin Media have named the first London Underground stations that will be WiFi enabled for free this summer. Stations including Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King's Cross will be among the first to launch, with around 80 stations WiFi enabled by the end of July 1.

With the eyes of the world on London this summer, Virgin Media's next generation WiFi service will be made available to all Tube passengers for free throughout the summer. Millions of commuters and visitors to London will be able to get online at Tube stations and find their way around the capital with up-to-the-minute TfL travel information, access social media whilst they wait for their next train on the station platform or browse the web to discover the very best London has to offer this summer.

Gareth Powell, London Underground's Director of Strategy and Service Development, said: "Our customers will soon be able to connect to the internet for live travel information while they are on the move through stations.

"Bringing a next generation WiFi service to one of the world's oldest underground transport networks is progressing as planned and the forthcoming service is testing well.

"The first stations include some of our busiest and most well-known destinations and we're on-track for a successful launch this summer – all delivered at no additional cost to fare payers or tax payers."

Jon James, Executive Director of Broadband at Virgin Media, said: "In partnership with TfL, we've been working around-the-clock to install and test WiFi on London Underground and are about to connect some iconic and world famous Tube stations with a WiFi service London will be proud of."

Virgin Media and London Underground engineers continue to test and prepare the forthcoming WiFi service, including recent capacity testing at Chancery Lane underground station where hundreds of devices were connected to the station's WiFi service at exactly the same time to reproduce the service experience of a busy Tube train arriving at the station2.

The new free online portal will offer up-to-the-minute TfL service information including TfL's journey planner and entertainment and news content useful for a commute to work or trip into town.

Full details of the new service will be confirmed at launch. Stay up-to-date at

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