1. ITV Report

WiFi on the tube - first stations to be connected by July

Virgin Media says that 120 stations should have a Wi-Fi connection installed by the end of the year. Photo: ITN

Oxford Circus, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street will be among the first tube stations to have wireless internet technology installed this summer.

London Underground has announced that passengers will be able to access the web at around 80 stations by the end of July - and up to 120 by the end of the year.

The service, provided by Virgin Media, will be free to use at first. But later in the year, charges will be introduced for general browsing. Some information (including Transport for London travel news) will remain freely accessible.

Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, said:

“Bringing a next generation WiFi service to one of the world’s oldest underground transport networks is progressing as planned and the forthcoming service is testing well.

“The first stations include some of our busiest and most well-known destinations and we’re on-track for a successful launch this summer – all delivered at no additional cost to fare payers or tax payers.”

The stations that should be connected by the end of July 2012 are:

Aldgate East

Angel

Archway

Arsenal

Barbican

Bayswater

Bermondsey

Bethnal Green

Blackhorse Road

Borough

Brixton

Caledonian Road

Camden Town

Canada Water

Canary Wharf

Canning Town

Chancery Lane

Charing Cross

Clapham North

Covent Garden

Edgware Road (Circle)

Elephant & Castle

Embankment

Euston

Euston Square

Finsbury Park

Goodge Street

Green Park

Hammersmith (District/Picc)

Heathrow T1-3

Heathrow T4

Highbury & Islington

High Street Kensington

Holborn

Holland Park

Hyde Park Corner

Kentish Town

Kings Cross/St Pancras

Lambeth North

Lancaster Gate

Leicester Square

London Bridge

Manor House

Mansion House

Marble Arch

Marylebone

Mile End

North Greenwich

Old Street

Oval

Oxford Circus

Paddington (Main)

Piccadilly Circus

Pimlico

Queensway

Regents Park

Seven Sisters

Southfields

Southwark

St James Park

St Johns Wood

St Paul’s

Stepney Green

Stockwell

Stratford

Swiss Cottage

Temple

Tottenham Hale

Tower Hill

Tufnell Park

Vauxhall

Victoria

Walthamstow Central

Warren Street

Warwick Avenue

Waterloo

Wembley Central

Wembley Park

West Ham

Wimbledon Park

Westminster