Virgin expands Underground Wi-Fi

December 12, 2012 09.53 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Virgin Media has added another 20 London Underground stations to its network, bringing the total to 92.

The cablenet says it is on track to reach 120 stations early in 2013.

New stations include Camden Town, Clapham Common, Notting Hill Gate and Russell Square.

800,000 have so far registered for the service, launched free in 2012, though expected to next year add a pay element.

Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media said: “Wi-Fi on London Underground has been an incredible success and we’ve rolled out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common. Our wholesale agreement with EE and Vodafone will keep the majority of Tube users connected for no extra cost and every Londoner and visitor can choose from affordable PAYG options with free, up-to-the-minute travel, news and entertainment for everyone.”

Virgin Media recently announced EE and Vodafone UK as wholesale partners for its Wi-Fi service on London Underground. It means EE, Vodafone and Virgin Media customers will be exempt from further charges.

Virgin Media will also launch a Pay As You Go (PAYG) service in early 2013, with daily, weekly and monthly passes giving Tube passengers a range of options about how to get online underground.