Virgin Media has reached and agreement with London Underground to introduce a Wi-Fi- service on of the 217 underground stations by the summer. It is hoped that it will have reached 120 stations by the end of the summer. It is not clear whether it will be extended to all of the stations.
Commuters will be able to surf the net, check e-mails at stations which have Wi-Fi during their journeys and when the train has stopped in the station, but not when the train is travelling through a tunnel.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, was reported as saying ”Its vital that we harness the massive opportunities stemming from the digital revolution , by creating a vibrant world class industry to attract investment and create jobs for Londerners. Millions of passengers will now be able to connect to their work, friends or access the latest news and travel information whilst on the move.”
The price of the scheme will confirmed later.