Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

James O'Malley Transport, Web 2.0, Websites, Wi-Fi Leave a Comment

Good news for London commuters this morning as Virgin Media has announced it has installed wifi in its 150th London Underground station.

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The news comes as Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are all brought online, providing travellers with blessed relief from the horror or having to stare vacantly at other people. Apparently 2.5m devices are now registered on the wifi – and more than 3TB of data are consumed every day.

Virgin has also revealed that the platforms on the Waterloo & City Line are the most active places for wifi activity – perhaps unsurprising as it is deep underground, at the country’s busiest station and trains are relatively infrequent. Kings Cross and Oxford Circus – which both have huge underground warrens of tunnels – are also unsurprisingly the most active wifi stations over all.

Now we just need someone to figure out how to make wifi work in the tunnels between stations too, and we’ll be sorted.

By James O'Malley | November 3rd, 2014