Virgin Media Launches Underground WiFi
Virgin Media roll-out free WiFi across the Tube network this summer
London Tube journeys have taken a gigantic leap into the 21st century with the launch of Virgin Media’s next generation WiFi service on London Underground. From June passengers can get online and stay in touch with the world above at King’s Cross, Warren Street, Oxford Circus, Green Park, Victoria and Euston, meaning passengers on the Victoria line will be the first to benefit from WiFi.
Up to 80 Tube stations across the Capital will be connected by the end of July, and 120 stations are expected to be live by the end of 2012.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “We need to ensure London is able to cement its position as Europe’s leading digital city. Our partnership with Virgin Media to make WiFi available on Tube platforms will be of tremendous benefit as building world class connectivity is critical to supporting new businesses and the jobs they create, especially in the high-tech and creative sectors.”
A comprehensive, free WiFi portal will allow millions of commuters and visitors to get online and find their way around London with up-to-the-minute TfL travel information, as well as discover great things to do in the capital with daily recommendations from Time Out, exclusive playlists from Spotify and the latest trailers and red carpet gossip from MyMovies.Net.
Working in close partnership with Transport for London, Virgin Media is also offering free, full internet access to every online destination throughout the summer, so all Tube passengers will be able to share one of the most amazing summers London has ever seen.
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, said: “Our new WiFi service is a fantastic deal for Londoners, with live travel updates, entertainment and news freely available to everyone while they are on the move across the capital.
“WiFi at Tube stations will help us improve the journeys of the millions of people that use the Underground everyday at no cost to fare or tax payers.”
To use the new free WiFi service, London Underground passengers just need to connect to the service and register their email address.