Access to the net is no more restricted only to home or to the office, and people’s requirement is to be able to work and talk properly and easily while they’re on the move so we’re delighted to support this effort which will bring useful, free of charge WiFi to London Overground’s users,” mentioned Steve Murphy, Managing Director of London Overground Rail Operations.
The London Underground service will be free of charge initially, but will become a pay-as-you-go service later. London Overground, however, mentioned its hotspots would remain free of charge. The initial 12 stations to benefit from will be Willesden Junction, West Hampstead, New Cross Gate, Forest Hill, West Croydon, Norwood Junction, Surrey Quays, Dalston, Wapping, Hackney Central, Kensington Olympia and Shepherd’s Bush. The London Overground network, run by the private company London Overground Limited, was established in 2007 when Transport for London took over suburban rail services and consists of 5 lines, with a 6th to be added later this season.
The network has enjoyed big investment including new rolling stock and a multibillion-pound extension to the East London Line. It presently came top of a Which? poll to find the most advanced rail service in Great britain.