London Underground and Virgin Media have named a list of 82 London Underground stations that will offer free WiFi this summer. Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross will be among the first to launch.
Virgin Media’s WiFi service will be free throughout the summer, with charges introduced at a later date. Transport for London (TfL) travel information will be offered free at all times.
Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, said “Our customers will soon be able to connect to the internet for live travel information while they are on the move through stations. 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.”
Recent capacity testing at Chancery Lane underground station saw hundreds of devices connected to the station’s WiFi service at the same time
The London Underground stations planned for WiFi installation by the end of July 2012 are Aldgate East, Angel, Archway, Arsenal, Barbican, Bayswater, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Blackhorse Road, Borough, Brixton, Caledonian Road, Camden Town, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, Canning Town, Chancery Lane, Charing Cross, Clapham North, Covent Garden, Edgware Road (Circle), Elephant & Castle, Embankment, Euston, Euston Square, Finsbury Park, Goodge Street, Green Park, Hammersmith (District/Piccadilly), Heathrow T1-T3, Heathrow T4, High Street Kensington, Highbury & Islington, Holborn, Holland Park, Hyde Park Corner, Kentish Town, Kings Cross/St Pancras, Lambeth North, Lancaster Gate, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Manor House, Mansion House, Marble Arch, Marylebone, Mile End, North Greenwich, Old Street, Oval, Oxford Circus, Paddington, Piccadilly Circus, Pimlico, Queensway, Regents Park, St James Park, St Johns Wood, St Paul’s, Seven Sisters, Southfields, Southwark, Stepney Green, Stockwell, Stratford, Swiss Cottage, Temple, Tottenham Hale, Tower Hill, Tufnell Park, Vauxhall, Victoria, Walthamstow Central, Warren Street, Warwick Avenue, Waterloo, Wembley Central, Wembley Park, West Ham, Westminster and Wimbledon Park.