From today (7 June) passengers can get online and stay in touch with the world above at King’s Cross and Warren Street Tube stations. Oxford Circus and Green Park Tube stations will go live from tomorrow (8 June), with Victoria and Euston going live on 9 June, meaning passengers on the Victoria line will be the first to benefit from WiFi
By end of July 80 stations to have WiFi access with a further 120 expected to be live by the end of the year.
Initially all internet access will be free, but after the summer only the new Virgin Media WiFi portal, with up-to-the-minute TfL travel news and content from Virgin Media’s WiFi partners will be free and there will be a range of subscription and PAYG pricing – yet to be announced.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
We need to ensure London is able to cement its position as Europe’s leading digital city. Our partnership with Virgin Media to make WiFi available on Tube platforms will be of tremendous benefit as building world class connectivity is critical to supporting new businesses and the jobs they create, especially in the high-tech and creative sectors.
More details can be found on the Virgin Media London Wifi website.