London Overground stations to offer free Wi-Fi

London Overground stations to offer free Wi-Fi

Passengers travelling around London via the overground train system will be able to access free Wi-Fi from the summer.

London Overground Rail Operations Limited has signed a deal with The Cloud to provide internet access to commuters at all 56 London Overground stations.

The hour of free internet access will help business users continue to work on the move while reducing the risk of bill shock associated with downloading data and information when off the wireless network.

Work to create the wireless networks will begin in the summer, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

According to The Cloud, commuters will be required to register once before giving access to the service across all of the stations.

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."

The news follows London Underground's recent announcement that it has signed a deal with Virgin Media to install wireless internet access at 80 tube stations before the Olympics.