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Virgin's Pumping Wi-Fi Down the Tube

We heard that the Tube was going to get free Wi-Fi in stations before the Olympics, but now London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has announced that it’ll be Virgin who’s handling the initially-free service for Transport for London. It’ll be shoving in hotspot gear into 80 stations across the network to come online in July, with a further 40 to be Wi-Fi-enabled before the year is out.

How Far Do London's Tube Trains Travel Each Day?

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You might be surprised to find out that trains travelling the Central line cover the equivalent distance from here to Australia each day -- that's over 8100 miles. The Northern and Piccadilly lines come close too, with 7850 and 7500 miles covered each.