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London Names 80 Tube Stations To Get Free WiFi By July

01/06/2012 10:28 | Updated 01 August 2012

The first 80 Tube stations to receive free WiFi access have been announced.

Virgin Media will enable the free wireless access by the end of July.

Transport For London says the partnership will enable millions of commuters to get online at Tube stations for free, and hopefully find their way around the city without annoying the locals.

The full list of stations can be about at Virgin's website.

They include major hubs like Kings Cross, St Pancras, Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge, Liverpool Street and Paddington.

Central stops like Oxford Circus, Charing Cross and Westminster are also included in the rollout.

The plan will see up to 120 stations connected by the end of the year.

Gareth Powell, who is London Underground’s director of strategy, said the service was "testing well".

He 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.”

Jon James at Virgin Media, said: "We’ve been working around-the-clock to install and test WiFi on London Underground and are about to connect some iconic and world famous Tube stations with a WiFi service London will be proud of."

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