After yesterday's successful trial at a "secret" location TfL have announced the 80 London Underground stations that will receive Wi-Fi by the end of July. Virgin Media’s Jon James said: “We’ve been working round-the-clock to
install and test the WiFi and are about to connect some iconic and
world-famous stations to the internet.” The stations include Angel, Barbican, Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Green Park, Hammersmith, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, King's Cross, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus, Old Street, Oval, Paddington, Seven Sisters, Swiss Cottage, Stratford, Vauxhall, Victoria, Warren Street, Waterloo and Westminster.
London Underground's strategy director Gareth Powell said: "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 taxpayers."
Currently The Virgin Media contract is only for ticket offices, escalators and platforms
because it would have required major construction work to have added
connectivity to the network's tunnels. But if you are on the Tube in an
area within the stations covered, there may be enough range to pick
up a connection on a train itself. 120 stations will be fitted out by the end of the year.