Tube passengers to go ‘on line’ as 80 London stations get free WiFi

Eighty stations on the London Underground are getting free WiFi connections next month, Transport for London has announced this -mortning.

Millions of commuters and visitors coming for the 2012 Olympics will be able to connect with the internet at stations for up-to-the-minute travel information or link up to social media while waiting at the platform, even deep underground.

The Wifi system is being installed by Virgin Media in a deal with TfL which won’t add anything to fares.

Virgin Media’s Jon James said: “We’ve been working round-the-clock to install and test the WiFi and are about to connect some iconic and world-famous stations to the internet.”

The first 80 stations to be connected at the end of July are:

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Aldgate East, Angel, Archway, Arsenal

Barbican, Bayswater, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Blackhorse Road, Borough, Brixton

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Canning Town, Caledonian Road, Canary Wharf, Camden Town, Canada Water, Chancery Lane, Charing Cross, Clapham North, Covent Garden

Edgware Road (Circle), Elephant & Castle, Embankment, Euston, Euston Square

Finsbury Park

Goodge Street, Green Park

Hammersmith (Dist/Pic), Heathrow (both), 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, Stratford, Stepney Green, Stockwell, St Paul’s, Swiss Cottage

Temple, Tottenham Hale, Tower Hill, Tufnell Park

Vauxhall, Victoria

Walthamstow Central, Warren Street, Warwick Avenue, Waterloo, Wembley Central, Wembley Park, West Ham, Westminster and Wimbledon Park.

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