Local Stations To Get Free WiFi

Eighty stations to get free internet access

Wimbledon Park and Southfields tube stations are among the first that will be WiFi enabled this summer.

They are on a list of around 80 stations which will get the free WiFi, as part of a Virgin Media scheme, by July 1.

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."

The other stations on the list include Waterloo, Paddington, Kings Cross/St Pancras, Victoria, Vauxhall, Oxford Circus, Westminster and London Bridge.

The aim is for 120 stations to be connected by the end of 2012.

June 8, 2012

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