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The number of people using Virgin Media's free Wi-Fi service on the London Underground has continued to rise.

Last month, on Thursday September 27th, it was reported that 1,056,000 individual online interactions took place using wireless broadband on the Tube.

These included passengers accessing apps, Tweets, Facebook posts, emails and internet page impressions.

Virgin Media has now confirmed that Friday October 12th saw even greater levels of online activity, with 1,121,637 individual sessions completed.

The broadband provider noted that use of the service "continues to grow", with 661,000 people now signed up to access Tube Wi-Fi.

Wireless broadband services are currently available at 72 stations on the network, in areas such as ticket halls and platforms.

Virgin Media aims to connect 120 stations by the end of the year, increasing access to its wireless broadband service - which will remain free to all users until January 2013.

Jon James, Executive Director of Broadband at Virgin Media, said the network - which was created in time for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games - has been "an incredible success".

He noted that hundreds of thousands of people have been kept up-to-date and entertained while travelling around the capital city.

Gareth Powell, London Underground’s Director of Strategy and Service Development, added that Wi-Fi at Tube stations is proving to be "a very popular service" with up-to-the-minute travel information and journey planners at passengers’ fingertips.

"There are already 72 London Underground stations online and our engineers are working in partnership with Virgin Media to continue the rollout in 2012," he stated.

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