Commuters around London will be pleased to hear that 80 stations on the Underground are to receive free Wi-Fi.
Over the next month Transport for London has revealed that millions of residents and visitors coming for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics will be able to receive up-to-the-minute travel information.
With the new internet connections they will also be able to link up to social media and follow the happenings at the athletics event while on the platforms.
The new development is being installed by Virgin Media and will not incur any additional rail costs.
"We've been working round-the-clock to install and test the Wi-Fi and are about to connect some iconic and world-famous stations to the internet," commented the broadband provider's Jon James.
Among the initial 80 stations to be connected at the end of July are many in London's east end, including Old Street, Stepney Green, North Greenwich and Tower Hill.
Posted by Natasha Cox