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Friday, October 29, 2010

No underground mobile service yet – but BT launches WiFi trial on the tube

London Underground and BT are launching a six-month trial of WiFi service at London's Charing Cross tube station. The service, which will be available from 1st November, uses the BT Openzone service. It'll be chargeable, although around 5 million BT broadband customers and BT Openzone customers are eligible to use the service without paying any extra. Live Transport for London service updates will be available to all WiFi users.

Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s Transport Adviser, said "An ever growing commuter populous has been clamouring to be able to check their emails and browse the net whilst on the go. This trial at Charing Cross will allow them to do just that whilst on the Tube platform. This is an important step towards seeing how this could be achieved and is part of the Mayor's ambition to examine ways in which we can use technology to adapt the city’s transport system to meet the needs of those using it."

Around 68,000 passenger journeys are made every day at Charing Cross Tube station.

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