Virgin connects a further 20 London Tube stations to Wi-Fi


More than 90 stations now connected to the service, with number hitting 120 by early next year to coincide with a new prepay option

Virgin Media has connected a further 20 stations to its Wi-Fi service on the London Underground.

The new stations, including Camden Town, Clapham Common, Notting Hill Gate and Russell Square, bring the total number of Wi-Fi enabled stations to 92. This will rise to 120 in early 2013 with the addition of a further 28 stations.

The addition of new stations will coincide with a new prepay service. Daily passes are expected to cost £2, weekly passes £5 and monthly passes £15.

Since the service launched in July, more than 800,000 people have registered with Virgin Media Wi-Fi, using the service to stay updated with Transport for London (TfL) travel information, Tweet, access apps, update Facebook and send emails whilst underground.

Last month Virgin signed deals with EE and Vodafone for the operators to become wholesale partners for the service.

Virgin Media executive director of broadband Jon James said: “WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success and we’ve rolled out the service to reach even more stations throughout London.

“Our wholesale agreement with EE and Vodafone will keep the majority of Tube users connected for no extra cost and every Londoner and visitor can choose from affordable prepay options with free, up-to-the-minute travel, news and entertainment for everyone.”