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80 stations will enjoy free Wi-Fi during the Olympics

London Underground names first five stations with free Wi-Fi

Transport for London has named King’s Cross, Liverpool Street, Stratford, Leicester Square and Oxford Circus as the first five Tube stations to receive free Wi-Fi during the Olympics.

Eventually 80 stations across London will be installed with Wi-Fi by the end of July. Virgin Media, who won the contract, will make the web available at ticket offices, escalators and platforms.

London Underground’s strategy director Gareth Powell said: "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 taxpayers."

After the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the free service will become pay-as-you-go, but Virgin Media customers will be offered continued access as part of their subscriptions.

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