Virgin Media WiFi hits 150th Tube station


Six London Underground stations added to the service as company hits milestone less than a year-and-a-half after launch  

Virgin Media’s WiFi on London Underground service is now available in 150 stations after the addition of six new locations.

Customers can now get online via WiFi at Wimbledon, Richmond, Mordon, East Ham, Barking and Upminster Underground stations.

Since the service launched in June 2012, more than 2.5 million devices have now been registered and more than 3TB of data consumed over the network every day. Virgin said this is enough to download more than 52,000 music albums or some 9,000 TV shows.

The Waterloo and City line platform at Waterloo station is the spot that sees the most activity across the entire service. Kings Cross St. Pancras is the busiest station, with an average of 50GB of data downloaded per day.

All Tube passengers can keep updated with Transport for London (TfL) travel information and London entertainment and news for free through Virgin Media’s WiFi portal.

The service is available for free to Virgin Media broadband and mobile subscribers, O2, EE, Vodafone and Three customers. Virgin said this represents around 95 per cent of consumers in Greater London.

A prepay service is also offered. A daily pass costs £2, weekly pass £5 and a two-month pass £15.

Virgin Media director of broadband Joe Lathan said: “This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media with 150 Tube stations and more than two and a half million devices now connected to WiFi on London Underground.”

London Underground director of strategy and service development Gareth Powell said: “WiFi on the Tube is one of many ways we’re improving our customers’ journeys and the service has moved from strength to strength since it launched in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games.”