London underground tested Wi-Fi and we saw the first tweet yesterday which read, “Historic first tweet from deep under London using @TFLofficial @virginmedia new tube wifi service – testing, testing.”
Earlier in the year London Mayor Boris Johnson pledged that 80 stations in London would be online in time for the summer of sport:
“Millions of passengers will now be able to connect to their work, friends or access the latest news and travel information while on the move.
“This is a fabulous new and free resource which will be in place from this summer when London is being showcased on a global stage and playing host to millions.”
London’s commuters took one important step closer to getting underground Wi-Fi access today, perviously the Mobile Network was not accessible while travelling via the Tube, personal experience on T-Mobile, O2 and Vodafone.
Here are the 80 stations lined up to get Wi-Fi before the Olympics later this:
Edgware Road (Circle)
Elephant & Castle
High Street Kensington
Highbury & Islington
Hyde Park Corner
Kentish Town Kings Cross/St Pancras
St James Park
St Johns Wood
“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,” said Gareth Powell of London Underground.
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