Good news for Tube passengers! Since 2012, Transport for London, the authority that manages the London Underground, has been working with Virgin Media to bring Wi-Fi to the Tube network. As of this week, 150 stations now provide wireless internet.
Six stations have been added to the Wi-Fi network - Barking, East Ham, Upminster, Morden, Richmond and Wimbledon. Over 2.5million devices are now registered for the capital's underground broadband network, with each day seeing more than 3TB of data transferred on the Underground's Wi-Fi.
Virgin Media's Director of Broadband, Joe Lathan, said: "This is a milestone moment for Virgin Media with 150 Tube stations and more than two and a half million devices now connected to Wi-Fi on London Underground. Tube passengers have loved the Wi-Fi service ever since we launched in time for London 2012. Now they can benefit from live travel information, news and social media in Tube stations across the capital."
Meanwhile, the Director of Strategy and Service Development for the London Underground, Gareth Powell, said that bringing Wi-Fi to the Tube is one of the many ways the network is working on improving people's journeys.
If you're a Virgin Media customer - either broadband or mobile, you can use Virgin Media's Wi-Fi for free. Vodafone, EE, Three and O2 customers can also log on for no extra charge.
Passengers using a provider other than those above can purchase Virgin Media's Wi-Fi passes, which cost:
- Daily - £2
- Weekly - £5
- Two Month Special - £15
if you need more information on the London Underground Wi-Fi service, you'll find it at www.tfl.gov.uk.