London Underground Names First 80 Wi-Fi Ready Stations



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Leicester Square and Oxford Circus among those set for launch of Virgin-backed scheme

London Underground Names First 80 Wi-Fi Ready Stations.

KING'S CROSS, Leicester Square and Oxford Circus are among the first 80 Tube stations that will be enabled for free wi-fi this summer, Transport for London has announced.

"The first stations include some of our busiest and most well-known destinations and we're on track for a successful launch this summer, all delivered at no additional cost to fare-payers or taxpayers," said Gareth Powell, Strategy Director at London Underground.

LU's wi-fi involves "no additional cost" thanks to a deal with Virgin, under which the media giant is also to install its own travel information screens throughout the network.

Though the 80 named stations (see below) will provide free internet access from the end of July until the end of September when the Paralympics closes, from then on there is to be a browsing charge introduced, ready for when another 40 stations are added to the wi-fi list.

Eventually, the plan is for the whole Undergound system will have wi-fi access on its stations and in its ticket halls, but as for Tube trains themselves: cost considerations have pushed that little dream well into the future.

That First 80 WiFi Stations list in full:

Aldgate East
Angel
Archway
Arsenal
Barbican
Bayswater
Bermondsey
Bethnal Green
Blackhorse Road
Borough
Brixton
Caledonian Road
Camden Town
Canada Water
Canary Wharf
Canning Town
Chancery Lane
Charing Cross
Clapham North
Covent Garden
Edgware Road (Circle)
Elephant & Castle
Embankment
Euston
Euston Square
Finsbury Park
Goodge Street
Green Park
Hammersmith (District/Picc)
Heathrow T1-3
Heathrow T4
Highbury & Islington
High Street Kensington
Holborn
Holland Park
Hyde Park Corner
Kentish Town
Kings Cross/St Pancras
Lambeth North
Lancaster Gate
Leicester Square
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
St Paul's
Stepney Green
Stockwell
Stratford
Swiss Cottage
Temple
Tottenham Hale
Tower Hill
Tufnell Park
Vauxhall
Victoria
Walthamstow Central
Warren Street
Warwick Avenue
Waterloo
Wembley Central
Wembley Park
West Ham
Wimbledon Park
Westminster




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