London Underground to Gain Full Mobile Phone Coverage by 2024

London Underground passengers will be able to get mobile coverage across the rail network by the end of 2024, it has been announced.

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In a press release, Transport for London (TfL) said the capital's Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Bank stations would be among the first fully connected stations by the end of the year, followed by Tottenham Court Road, Euston, and Camden Town by the end of 2022.

Mobile reception was introduced on the eastern half of the Jubilee line in March last year. TfL says the additional infrastructure will support 5G as well as 4G, but that it will be the responsibility of mobile operators to offer support for the fastest network speeds.

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, who was re-elected last month, said in a statement:

"I promised Londoners that if they re-elected me for a second term as mayor I would deliver 4G throughout the tube network. It's already up and running on the eastern half of the Jubilee line and I'm delighted to announce today that I am fulfilling that commitment and full internet access will be available across the tube, with key central London stations such as Oxford Circus and Euston set to benefit before the end of next year."

TfL is partnering with BAI Communications (BAI), a global provider of 4G and 5G connected infrastructure, to plug so-called coverage "not-spots" in the underground network. The over 1,242 miles of fibre cabling installed in London Underground tunnels will also benefit above-ground coverage for buildings and other infrastructure by allowing more mobile transmitters to be installed.

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scubachap Avatar
38 months ago

Today was 50 years since it started construction. It opened in the early 80s
The London Underground first opened in the 60's...


...(the 1860s).
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gusping Avatar
38 months ago

I’m shocked that Melbourne’s City Loop (yes I’m aware that the City Loop is tiny compared to the London Underground) has had phone reception before the London Underground. Well hopefully the upgrade the City Loop with 5G.
When was the City Loop built? The Tube is incredibly old so updating any aspect of it is a nightmare, not to mention us Brits are ***** slow at EVERYTHING.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Azzin Avatar
38 months ago
As a Londoner, I do not endorse this news.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
InGen Avatar
38 months ago
Quickly! People might actually look up and give eye contact to other humans..
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ashdelacroix Avatar
38 months ago

When was the City Loop built? The Tube is incredibly old so updating any aspect of it is a nightmare, not to mention us Brits are ***** slow at EVERYTHING.
And yet we had the first true underground system.....

That's part of the problem. Our infrastructure is old.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
amaze1499 Avatar
38 months ago
Lucky Londoners. Not off the grid for 2 mins between stations.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)