The stony silence of travelling on the tube may be heading into the history books if a trial at Charing Cross Tube station goes well. From 1st November 2010, BT Openzone are teaming up with London Underground to provide Wi-Fi coverage of the ticket hall area and Northern and Bakerloo platforms at Charing Cross.
In addition to BT Broadband and Fon users, those with an Openzone subscription or anyone with Wi-Fi minutes from another provider who has roaming access to Openzone hot-spots, will be able to use the service.
Charing Cross station handles some 68,000 passengers every day, and for those who use it as part of a daily commute, the service may be a blessing or a curse. The underground sections of tube network is one of the last places in London where you know you can't be bothered by the phone and email.