London Underground (LU) is pushing ahead with plans to set up a wi-fi internet network at 120 Tube stations – despite several security concerns.
Following a trial at Charing Cross Tube Station, LU is inviting companies to tender for a network-wide contract. It could be operational by 2012.
But a security expert warned wi-fi could make it easier for fraudsters or terrorists to target Tube passengers.
LU denied the wi-fi system would increase risk to the Tube.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “The roll out will finally allow Londoners to use mobile devices to pick up their e-mails and stay in touch with the world while they traverse our subterranean network.
via BBC News.