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March 25, 2012

London Overground due to receive free Wi-Fi

London Overground passengers will be able to receive up to an hour of free Wi-Fi per day once the service starts.

By Vinod


The London Overground is following in the footsteps of London Underground by offering free Public Wi-Fi to passengers. The Overground Wi-Fi service will be available by the end of the year.

Overground passengers will be able to check email and surf the internet for free at all 56 Wi-Fi hotspots that will be installed.

Steve Murphy, managing director of London Overground Rail operations, says the service will allow people to communicate easily while on the go.

"Access to the internet is no longer limited solely to home or to the workplace, and people’s expectation is to be able to work and communicate effectively and seamlessly while they’re on the move so we’re delighted to support this initiative which will bring reliable, free Wi-Fi to London Overground’s customers," said Murphy.

The first 12 stations to receive free Public WiFi are Dalston, Forest Hill, Hackney Central, Kensington Olympia, New Cross Gate, Norwood Junction, Shepherd’s Bush, Surrey Quays, Wapping, West Croydon, West Hampstead, and Willesden Junction.

BSkyB owned WiFi provider, The Cloud, will be responsible for running the hotspots and those who want to access the service only need to register once.

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Unlike the London Underground Wi-Fi service, which will only be free during the Olympics, the London Overground Wi-Fi service will remain free for its passengers at all its hotspots.

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