TfL To Trial Wi-Fi On The Tube

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 88 months ago
TfL To Trial Wi-Fi On The Tube

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Photo / Pit Van Meeffe
TfL today announced a wi-fi trial at Charing Cross station from November 1st. The service will cover the ticket hall, Bakerloo and Northern line platforms (though not the trains themselves).

The service will use TfL's existing wireless network for staff, but will be operated by BT Openzone: according to their website, charges start from £5.99 for 90 minutes access, which is an awful long time to spend at Charing Cross (though perhaps not uncommon, given the Tube problems of recent weeks). Users will, however, be able to access TfL service updates for free.

Should it prove popular, wi-fi will doubtless be rolled out further, and alongside the probability of mobile phone coverage underground, the days of the Tube being a haven from the tyranny of your inbox and voicemail are slowly drawing to an end.

If you don't fancy forking out for your wi-fi coverage, our ever-popular map of free wireless spots in London is now available as an iPhone app.

Last Updated 29 October 2010