Virgin Media has expanded its London Underground WiFi network, bringing 10 new stations including White City and Leyton into the fold.
The WiFi network now covers 131 stations across the capital, letting commuters check for travel updates (and emails and Twitter) on the platforms and between stations for free.
Well, almost – the service is free to everyone who isn’t a Three customer. Virgin Media broadband and mobile punters along with O2, EE and Vodafone subscribers can get free access – everyone else has to pay £2/day, £5/week or £15 for two months’ access.
Luckily Three customers who don’t fancy paying can still connect and open the login page in their phone’s browser, which contains up-to-date with TfL travel information.
Virgin Media set up free WiFi in 80 Underground stations in June 2012, in time for the Olympic Games. Since then it has progressively expanded its network bringing more stations into the fold, and giving late commuters less of an excuse for not having seen That Important Email.
The list of new stations is:
- West Hampstead (Jubilee Line)
- Finchley Central (Northern Line)
- Leytonstone (Central Line)
- Wanstead (Central Line)
- White City (Central Line)
- Leyton (Central Line)
- Newbury Park (Central Line)
- Plaistow (District & Hammersmith and City lines)
- Finchley Road (Jubilee Line)
- Upton Park (District & Hammersmith and City lines)
Note that locations such as West Hampstead, where there’s Underground and Overground stations, Virgin Media does not provide free WiFi in Overground.
The Cloud provides free WiFi in 56 London Overground stations (including West Hampstead). TfL has produced a series of maps detailing which London stations provide free WiFi.
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