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:
Edgware Road (Circle)
Elephant & Castle
Highbury & Islington
High Street Kensington
Hyde Park Corner
Kings Cross/St Pancras
St James Park
St Johns Wood