150 London Underground station now offer Wi-Fi

Over the past two years Virgin Media has been rolling out Wi-Fi across London Underground stations that is free for mobile customers on Virgin, O2, Vodafone, Three, and EE. Now the rollout has hit a pretty big milestone, because 150 stations have glorious internet connectivity.

There’s still a long way to go to ensue that the remaining 120 stations manages to get a Wi-Fi connection, but for the time being the programme seems to be going rather well. Travellers can’t seem to get enough of the service (why would they), with 2.5 million devices registered to use the network, and three terabytes of data downloaded each day.

Waterloo and Kings Cross have the busiest Wi-Fi hubs, no doubt because of the amount of people passing through each day.

While we’re still probably a long way away from getting full internet connectivity on the sections of the system that are actually underground (roughly 48% of the whole tube system), it’s still good to know that heading into the bowels of the earth still gives us access to the precious, precious, internet.

Tom Pritchard