Virgin to connect a further six Tube stations to WiFi


Service will be available at forecourts and platforms across 137 London Underground stations from tomorrow, with more to be connected this Summer

Virgin Media is connecting a further six London Underground stations to its Wi-Fi network tomorrow, taking the total number to 137 since launch in June 2012.

Passengers are now able to connect to Wi-Fi in ticket halls and on platforms at Golders Green Southgate, West Kensington, Parsons Green, Kilburn and East Putney stations. More locations are due to be added in the Summer.

Virgin has wholesale deals with EE, O2 and Vodafone, meaning most Londoners can connect to the service at no extra cost. All Tube passengers can keep up to date with the latest Transport for London travel information and London entertainment and news through Virgin’s WiFi portal.

A prepay service is also offered. Daily passes cost £2, weekly passes £5 and there is a two month special offering access for £15.

More than 800,000 devices are currently registered to Virgin Media’s WiFi on London Underground service, with the connectivity enabling an average of one million emails, web pages, Tweets and Facebook posts to be sent every weekday.

The gap between Apple iOS and Android usage on the network is also narrowing, with 65 per cent of web page views coming from iOS devices and 30 per cent from Android, compared to a 74 per cent to 20 per cent split a year ago.

Virgin Media director of broadband Joe Latham said: “Virgin Media WiFi on the London Underground has been a huge success with Londoners and visitors alike.”