Virgin Media rolls out Wi-Fi to 10 more London Underground stations

Virgin Media has rolled out Wi-Fi to 10 more stations on the London Underground network as Transport for London (TfL) continues its mission to improve connectivity across the capital.

The telecoms company added West Hampstead, Finchley Central, Leytonstone, Wanstead, White City, Leyton, Newbury Park, Plaistow, Finchley Road and Upton Park.

TfL and Virgin Media started rolling out Wi-Fi to stations on the London Underground network ahead of the Olympics in 2012. There are now 131 stations out of a possible 270 that offer Wi-Fi.

Customers with contracts on Virgin Media, O2, Vodafone and EE can all get online for free when travelling underground in the capital. However, at this stage they can only connect when they are in the station and not when the train is travelling through tunnels.

For users that aren't on these networks, the cost of the service is £2 for daily access, £5 per week and a two-month deal costs £15.

A TfL spokesperson told Techworld last October: “We know that Wi-Fi on the underground has been hugely successful. In the first six months of Wi-Fi on the underground, there were 100 million user sessions with an average of 800,000 user sessions per day.”

TfL is aiming to roll out Wi-Fi to all but four of the stations on its network by the end of 2014.

TfL has also revealed that it is trialling underground 3G and 4G technologies on the Tube.

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