Tube Wi-Fi reaches 41 London Underground stations

Tube Wi-Fi reaches 41 London Underground stations

Summary: Virgin Media has expanded the reach of its London Underground Wi-Fi network to 41 stations

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Virgin Media's Tube Wi-Fi network is now up and running in 41 London Underground stations, following the launch of the scheme last month.

More than 40 stations now provide the the Wi-Fi service to passengers, the company said on Wednesday, and it has been used to deliver more than one million Twitter and Facebook updates, emails, and web pages in the week since it went live.

Virgin Media's Wi-Fi is now live in 41 stations Image credit: Ben Woods/ZDNet
Virgin Media's Wi-Fi is now live in 41 stations Image credit: Ben Woods/ZDNet

The service will be free for users for the duration of the 2012 Games, and will remain free for Virgin Media customers after the end of the summer. The company has not revealed what it will cost non-Virgin Media customers on a pay as you go basis after the Games.

In total the company aims to have more than 120 stations connected to the service by the end of 2012.

When tested by ZDNet recently, the Wi-Fi service offered speeds of between 17Mbps and 34Mbps.

The full list of stations that now offer access is:

  • Euston
  • Green Park
  • Kings Cross St Pancras
  • Oxford Circus
  • Victoria
  • Warren Street
  • Chancery Lane
  • Marylebone
  • St James's Park
  • Tower Hill
  • Barbican 
  • Bermondsey
  • Borough
  • Hyde Park Corner
  • Southwark
  • Bayswater
  • Euston Square
  • Waterloo
  • Paddington on the Circle, District and Bakerloo lines
  • Westminster
  • Covent Garden 
  • High Street Kensington
  • Leicester Square
  • Liverpool Street
  • Old Street
  • Bethnal Green 
  • Brixton
  • Canada Water 
  • Canary Wharf
  • Elephant and Castle
  • Goodge Street
  • Marble Arch
  • Regents Park
  • Holborn
  • Stratford
  • West Ham
  • Angel
  • Southfields
  • Heathrow T1-3
  • North Greenwich
  • Mile End

Topics: Wi-Fi, Broadband, United Kingdom

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  • Can I get that in US?

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    UK to US: Can I get that in UK?
    AUS to UK or US: Can I get that in US?

    Ha! You'd think ZDNet Global is a good idea! Not. :(
    Grayson Peddie
  • WiFi Hotspot

    I will be using my own personal hotspot while at the Games... I have a Dongle MiFi https://www.gobabymobile.com/products/3g-mi-fi-dongle-dock.html l so won't have to worry about not getting access.
    johngraham78