London Underground to be Wi-Fi Enabled, says Virgin Media; 80 Stations before the Olympics

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:

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/Picc)
Heathrow T1-3
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 (Main)
Piccadilly Circus
Pimlico
Queensway
Regents Park
Seven Sisters
Southfields
Southwark
St James Park
St Johns Wood
St Paul’s
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
Wimbledon Park
Westminster

“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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The DNetWorks Team