London Transport Stays Connected
After years of sitting on a train with little or no reception on our phones, business can now carry on as usual with the introduction of Wi-Fi on the London Underground network. Gone are the days of being bored whilst waiting for a train or being stuck in a tunnel due to signal failure - users will be able to surf the web, send and receive emails or even just catch up on the news.
Virgin Media Wi-Fi will enable London passengers to go online at some 80 stations including ticket halls, walkways and platforms by the end of July. Throughout the summer, this access will be free to everyone travelling on London Underground. To connect, passengers will need to look for the Wi-Fi symbol, activate once and then they will connect automatically from then on.
120 Stations will receive this free Wi-Fi provision by the end of this year including London’s Liverpool Street station, close to Avanta’s City business centre at Devonshire Square EC2. Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus stations will also benefit from this new service both a short distance from Avanta’s West End business centres on Orange Street, WC2 and Margaret Street, W1.
London Overground has also recently announced the launch of the free Wi-Fi serviced in conjunction with The cloud (a BSkyB subsidiary). Unlike the Virgin Media Wi-Fi provision which will become a paid service at the end of summer, The Cloud will offer passengers 60 minutes free Wi-Fi everyday at 53 of the 78 stations operated by London Overground.