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Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

Ditch your Oyster, London Tubes to accept contactless payments from September

By 25 July 2014

Transport for London has announced that London's Tube network will accept contactless payments from 16 September. London's Overground, DLR and Tram networks will also support the payment system. Buses do already. That effectively means that you can ditch... >>

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

Virgin Media adds free Wi-Fi to 10 further London Underground stations, 10 more to come soon

By 20 February 2014

Commuters on London's Underground Tube network can now use Virgin Media's Wi-Fi in 10 more stations, bringing the total of locations covered to 131. Another 10 will be added this spring. It is the first big expansion for the network in a year and is a... >>

Amazon in talks with London Underground to put pick-up lockers in stations

Amazon in talks with London Underground to put pick-up lockers in stations

By 22 November 2013

Amazon is reportedly talking to the Transport for London about converting some ticket offices in Tube stations into pick-up lockers for commuters. In 2015, some parts of the London Underground will switch to a 24-hour service, and to pay for that extended... >>

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube now that it's no longer free for all

How to get Wi-Fi on the London Tube now that it's no longer free for all

By 8 April 2013

During the Olympics and until the end of January 2013, Virgin Media offered a free London Tube-based public Wi-Fi. However, completely free access for all is now restricted. Customers of networks EE (including T-Mobile and Orange) and Vodafone continue... >>

O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media

O2 customers to get free Wi-Fi on London Underground too, signs deal with Virgin Media

By 8 April 2013

O2 is to join Vodafone and EE in offering free Wi-Fi on the London Tube network. It has signed a deal with Virgin Media that will allow its customers access to the underground Wi-Fi service at no cost from June. With Virgin Media adding a further 12 stations... >>

Register with your provider to get free Underground Wi-Fi from 2013, says Virgin Media

Register with your provider to get free Underground Wi-Fi from 2013, says Virgin Media

By 10 December 2012

Virgin Media has started contacting customers who have used Wi-Fi on the London Underground asking them to sign up or face having to pay when the service stops being free in January. "Free WiFi has been a huge success on the London Underground. In fact,... >>

Free Wi-Fi on London Underground for the remainder of 2012, thanks to Virgin Media

Free Wi-Fi on London Underground for the remainder of 2012, thanks to Virgin Media

By 17 October 2012

Hooray! Wi-Fi on London Underground stations is to remain free for all for the duration of 2012, Virgin Media has announced. Already available in 72 Underground stations, enabling commuters to email, tweet and browse the web from the ticket halls down... >>

Wi-Fi enabled underground stations named as roll-out begins

Wi-Fi enabled underground stations named as roll-out begins

By 7 June 2012

Londoners can now browse the web, tweet and send emails while waiting for their tube on the London Underground. Virgin Media’s Wi-Fi service is now live at both King’s Cross and Warren Street stations, before being rolled out tomorrow at Oxford Circus... >>

Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi now works, as first tweet proves

Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi now works, as first tweet proves

By 31 May 2012

The next important step in offering London commuters wireless internet access on the capital's underground Tube service has been taken. A tweet has appeared online sent from one of the platforms to prove it works. BBC journalist and presenter Rory Cellan-Jones... >>

Google Maps adds London Underground real time alerts

Google Maps adds London Underground real time alerts

By 3 April 2012

Apparently, get this, there's some big sporting shindig happening in London this summer (why are we always the last to be told this sort of thing?) and Google has added live transit updates to its Google Maps service in anticipation. Yep, the London Olympic... >>