Virgin reveals London Underground stations to get free Wi-Fi

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Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and Stratford among first to launch service this summer

Virgin Media and London Underground have revealed the first stations that will be Wi-Fi enabled for free this summer.

These include Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and Stratford , with around 80 stations Wi-Fi enabled by the end of July.

It launches as an unlimited service and by the end of the year up to 120 Tube stations will be connected.

The service will be made available as part of Virgin Media’s broadband and mobile subscriptions following the conclusion of the Paralympic Games in September. It will also be available via prepay and other commercial models.

Passengers will have access to a new free online portal that will offer up-to-the-minute Transport for London service information including TfL’s journey planner and entertainment and news content.

Virgin Media executive director of broadband Jon James 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.”

London Underground director of strategy and service development Gareth Powell said: “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.”

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