Whatever Underground Can Do, Overground Can Do Better -- Including Free Wi-Fi

By Sam Gibbs on at

We heard Virgin is set to pump Wi-Fi down London’s tube in time for the Olympics, but it seems it’s not just the tunnel-loving that’ll get some free Wi-Fi this year -- London Overground’s getting The Cloud in to cover its stations too. The best thing is it’ll remain free forever, not just a brief free summer romance of the tube.

The Cloud will have 12 stations hooked-up across the London Overground network by the end of 2012, with commuters given 60 minutes of free Wi-Fi every day after a free registration – unlike Virgin’s free-till-the-end-of-summer offering for the tube.

The first 12 in the roll out will be Willesden Junction, West Hampstead, New Cross Gate, Forest Hill, West Croydon, Norwood Junction, Surrey Quays, Dalston, Wapping, Hackney Central, Kensington Olympia and Shepherd’s Bush, with others planned for next year.

London Overground has been going from strength-to-strength ever since its inception; what with air-conditioned trains, a decent service, and low downtime – I’d say even its Wi-Fi tops the tube’s. Maybe it’s time to switch your commute to another route. [The Telegraph]