150 London Underground Stations Now Have Wi-Fi

By Gerald Lynch on at

Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi network rollout has hit a major milestone. With Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, Barking, Upminister and East Ham now connected, there are now 150 London Underground stations with public Wi-Fi terminals. With 270 stations across the network, that's a little over half of London Underground's sites kitted out with Wi-Fi connections, open to Virgin, EE, O2, Three and Vodafone customers.

With the news comes a few stats from Virgin Media on how the service is being used. 2.5 million tube users' devices are registered to use Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi service, collectively consuming (a relatively small) 3TB of data each day. Kings Cross St Pancras has the most hard-working Wi-Fi network, accounting on average for 50GB of that 3TB per day. Clearly, we're not taking advantage of the data afforded us at stations -- either that or we're too cramped with fellow commuters to be able to even pull our phones out of our pockets in the first place. The Waterloo & City Line platform at Waterloo is also revealed as the busiest Wi-Fi spot on the network, attracting the most users. [@VMLoves]