6/8/2012 10:04:57 AM
Virgin Media begins London Underground Wi-Fi switch-on
Oxford Circus and Green Park are the latest London Tube stations to get free Wi-Fi, after Virgin Media launched its service on the Underground.
The service, which will be free until the end of the Paralympic Games in September, went live yesterday (7 June) at King's Cross and Warren Street stations. Tomorrow, passengers at Victoria and Euston will be able to access the service. Virgin Media is aiming to connect 80 stations by the end of July and 120 stations by the end of this year.
Virgin Media CEO Neil Berkett said: 'This is a truly historic moment as we connect millions of Tube passengers to the wonderful world of the internet for the first time ever. Our plans for getting London Underground online were very ambitious from the start and, in less than just three months, we’ve launched a major new service, making London one of the world’s leading connected cities. By putting the power of Virgin Media’s next generation fibre optic network in the hands of Londoners and visitors, we’re able to showcase our great capital and celebrate a momentous summer.'
Editor: Graeme Neill