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Virgin Media: 41 London Underground stations now have Wi-Fi

Virgin Media has announced that 41 London Underground tube stations now have access to Wi-Fi.

The wireless network has been used by over 100,000 tube passengers, logging in at the various stations where it has rolled out since the launch early last month.

The 41 stations where Virgin Media has rolled out Wi-Fi are as follows.

  •     Euston
  •     Green Park
  •     Kings Cross St Pancras
  •     Oxford Circus
  •     Victoria
  •     Warren Street
  •     Chancery Lane
  •     Marylebone
  •     St James’s Park
  •     Tower Hill
  •     Barbican
  •     Bermondsey
  •     Borough
  •     Hyde Park Corner
  •     Southwark
  •     Bayswater
  •     Euston Square
  •     Waterloo
  •     Paddington on the Circle, District and Bakerloo lines.
  •     Westminster
  •     Covent Garden
  •     High Street Kensington
  •     Leicester Square
  •     Liverpool Street
  •     Old Street
  •     Bethnal Green
  •     Brixton
  •     Canada Water
  •     Canary Wharf
  •     Elephant & Castle
  •     Goodge Street
  •     Marble Arch
  •     Regents Park
  •     Holborn
  •     Stratford
  •     West Ham
  •     Angel
  •     Southfields
  •     Heathrow T1-3
  •     North Greenwich
  •     Mile End

Kevin Baughan, Director of Metro Wireless at Virgin Media said in a statement: “Londoners and visitors are loving our new Wi-Fi service and we’re on track to connect Tube journeys right across London ahead of the Games. With millions of smartphones, gadgets and devices taken onto the Tube each day, the demand for data continues to grow and we’re rolling-out a future-proofed service that makes superfast wireless connections the standard. In partnership with TfL, we’ve achieved a huge amount and have launched a service London can be proud of.”

Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, said: “Wi-Fi at Tube stations is proving extremely popular with our customers. Millions of commuters and visitors from around the world are now able to keep up with live travel updates, news and entertainment throughout an incredible summer and beyond.

Over a million tweets, Facebook posts and emails were sent in the week beginning Monday the 25th of June, presumably of the ‘I’m tweeting this from the Underground!’ or ‘Gonna be late in #victorialinefail’ variety.

By the end of the year, 120 London Underground stations will be connected to Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi network.

From now until the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games, access to the network will be free for all commuters.

Virgin Media broadband and mobile subscribers will continue to have free access, with a rolling pay-as-you-go scheme applied to all non-Virgin customers. Virgin Media has also announced that it plans to rent out its Wi-Fi network, meaning that anyone, whether they’re a BT, Sky or O2 subscriber could also get free access to the tube Wi-Fi.