As Transport for London and Virgin Media add free wifi to 100 more Tube stations, data use leaps to 20 terabytes a day

 
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You there, in the second row: now you can really text, rather than just pretending... (Source: Getty)

Avast, social media fans: you need never miss out on a Snapchat again, after Transport for London (TfL) and Virgin Media added 100 new stations to their underground wifi network.


Yep, everyone from those alighting in Alperton to those voyaging from Victoria Coach Station will henceforth be able to access wifi. The scheme is now available at 250 London Underground stations - so you have no excuse not to irritate your fellow passengers by allowing your phone to chirp every 20 seconds.

And it seems the system has been pretty popular so far: according to TfL, subterranean wifi use has increased from three terabytes a day to 20 across its network - in just 12 months. Not bad.

These are the 100 new wifi-enabled stations
Alperton

Amersham

Arnos Grove


Barkingside

Barons Court

Becontree

Boston Manor

Brent Cross

Bromley-by-Bow

Buckhurst Hill

Burnt Oak

Canons Park

Chalfont & Latimer

Chesham

Chigwell

Chiswick Park

Chorleywood

Cockfosters

Colindale

Croxley

Dagenham East

Dagenham Heathway

Debden

Ealing Common

East Acton

East Finchley

Edgware

Elm Park

Epping

Fairlop

Fulham Broadway

Goldhawk Road

Grange Hill

Greenford

Hainault

Harlesden

Harrow & Wealdstone

Hendon Central

High Barnet

Hillingdon

Hornchurch

Hounslow Central

Hounslow East

Hounslow West

Ickenham

Kenton

Kew Gardens

Kilburn Park

Kingsbury

Latimer Road

Loughton

Mill Hill East

Moor Park

Neasden

North Acton

North Ealing

North Harrow

Northfields

Northolt

Northwick Park

Northwood

Northwood Hills

Oakwood

Osterley

Park Royal

Perivale

Pinner

Preston Road

Queensbury

Ravenscourt Park

Rayners Lane

Rickmansworth

Roding Valley

Royal Oak

Ruislip

Ruislip Manor

Snaresbrook

South Ealing

South Harrow

South Kenton

South Ruislip

South Woodford

Stamford Brook

Stanmore

Stonebridge Park

Sudbury Hill

Sudbury Town

Theydon Bois

Totteridge & Whetstone

Turnham Green

Upminster Bridge

Upney

Uxbridge

West Acton

West Finchley

West Harrow

Westbourne Park

Willesden Green

Wood Green

Wood Lane

Woodford

Woodside Park

Victoria Coach Station

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