Revealed: The first 80 London Underground WiFi stations
- By Jack Preston -
- Jun 01, 2012
Virgin Media have announced the 80 London Underground stations which will have wireless network coverage in time for the London 2012 Olympics, with a focus on the most trafficked platforms on the tube network.
As we revealed yesterday, the first ever tweet from the London Underground has been sent by the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones, marking a historic moment for the world’s oldest underground rail network.
The first five stations to be hooked up are Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross, with the remaining 75 receiving WiFi coverage by the end of July.
“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,” explained Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development.
“Our customers will soon be able to connect to the internet for live travel information while they are on the move through stations."
A new online portal is to be introduced by Virgin Media to accompany the launch, with real-time TFL service information, a journey planner, commuter news and entertainment all available.
See below to check out the full list of stations set to receive WiFi in time for London 2012 - click to enlarge.