London Overground passengers are set to get an hour’s free internet access each day under a deal to install Wi-Fi at all 56 stations on the network.
Rail Operations Limited, the body that runs the London Overground has signed a contract with The Cloud to begin the Wi-Fi rollout this summer. Work is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
To access the Wi-Fi, commuters will be asked to complete a one-time registration process before being given access to the service, according to The Cloud.
Steve Murphy, managing director of London Overground Rail Operations Limited, said: “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.”
Stations scheduled to get Wi-Fi:
• Willesden Junction and West Hampstead in north London.
• New Cross Gate, Forest Hill, West Croydon and Norwood Junction in south London.
• Surrey Quays, Dalston, Wapping and Hackney Central in east London.
• Kensington Olympia and Shepherd’s Bush in west London.