Elizabeth line: 4G and 5G mobile coverage coming to TfL stations within months
Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street on the Elizabeth line will soon have 4G and 5G signal.
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High-speed mobile coverage will begin to be introduced on the Elizabeth line by the end of the year.
TfL says the whole Elizabeth line will be covered by the end of spring 2024.
On Friday, customers using the Central line between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road were the latest to benefit from 4G and 5G in the ticket hall, on escalators and on Central line platforms.
All four mobile network operators - Three UK, EE, Vodafone, and Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) - are taking part in the rollout, which has already delivered 4G on sections of the Jubilee, Northern and Central lines.
By the end of the year, TfL 33 stations with platforms that are underground, as well as connecting tunnels, will have mobile coverage, increasing to more than 40 stations by the spring.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said: “I am delighted to see the promise I made of delivering 4G and 5G across the London Underground continuing to progress, with West End hubs Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road joining an ever-growing network of line and stations with full connectivity.
“This means Londoners and visitors can now access the latest travel information or social media, check their emails, make calls, and stream videos whilst on the move underground. Growing numbers of underground Tube stations now have 4G and 5G services, with many more to come as we continue to build a better London for everyone."
The rollout is being implemented by Boldyn Networks, whose CEO, Billy D’Arcy, said: “We are incredibly proud of the successful launch of high-speed mobile coverage at London’s first West End Tube stations. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and our valued partners, the Mayor of London and TfL.
“We are excited to bring cutting-edge 4G and 5G connectivity to the entire Tube network, empowering millions of commuters and tourists to stay connected while travelling through these iconic stations. We look forward to continuing to bring mobile coverage to even more stations, making a lasting impact on the way people experience public transport in the capital.”
New West End Company
Dee Corsi, chief executive of the New West End Company business partnership, said: “In today’s world an uninterrupted connection is an expected part of any visitor experience. It is great to see that even more visitors travelling here on the Tube network will now be able to plan their trip whilst on route, and then jump onto our super-fast, free street Wi-Fi on arrival.
“The younger shopper in particular is taking full advantage of our West End street Wi-Fi to save using their own data.”