Following a deal signed with The Cloud, passengers travelling on the Overground will be able to enjoy 60 minutes of free WiFi a day. London Overground Rail Operations Limited hopes to have the service up and running by the end of the year.
"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 Steve Murphy, managing director of London Overground Rail Operations Ltd, in a statement on Monday.
The first stations in line to get WiFi connectivity are 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.
A deal has already been signed between Virgin Media and the London Underground network, Transport for London, to bring WiFi to the underground rail. The deal, signed earlier this year in March, will initially offer free WiFi to 80 tube stations, but it is likely that a fee will be introduced after the Olympics for non-Virgin customers.