Tube 4G and 5G signal at Camden Town with Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road to follow

The project is part of a wider rollout to bring high-speed mobile coverage to the entire Tube network by the end of 2024.
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Camden Town Tube station is the latest station to be equipped with 4G and 5G mobile coverage,Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

The project, which is being delivered for the mayor of London and TfL by BAI Communications, is part of a wider rollout to bring high-speed mobile coverage to the entire Tube network by the end of 2024.

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Within the next fortnight Mornington Crescent will also receive 4G and 5G signal, while coverage within the tunnels between Kentish Town, Camden Town and Mornington Crescent stations will become available “in the coming months”.

Later this summer, some of central London’s busiest Tube stations, including Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, will get coverage for the first time, along with further stations along the Northern and Central lines.

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 the eastern section of the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canning Town, between Archway and Kentish Town on the Northern line and between Holland Park and Queensway on the Central line.

The upgrade to Camden Town station means that around 10% of Tube stations with platforms that are below ground, and therefore usually unable to get a mobile signal, are now connected.

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Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, said: “I am delighted to see the promise I made of delivering 4G across the London Underground continuing to progress, with Camden Town joining an ever growing network of lines and stations with full connectivity.

“Growing numbers of underground Tube stations now have 4G services, with many more to come as we continue to invest in London’s digital infrastructure. By increasing connectivity across our capital we are helping to build a better, fairer and more prosperous London for everyone.”

4G and 5G mobile coverage is now available at Camden Town station. Credit: TfL4G and 5G mobile coverage is now available at Camden Town station. Credit: TfL
4G and 5G mobile coverage is now available at Camden Town station. Credit: TfL

Shashi Verma, chief technology officer at TfL, said: “We’re pleased that customers at Camden Town station can now get 4G and 5G on their phones within the station, as part of the next stage of our project with BAI Communications to bring high-speed mobile coverage to the whole Tube network.

“With Mornington Crescent station soon to follow in the coming weeks, this increased connectivity will allow customers to get the latest travel information, access social media, check their emails, make calls, and stream videos while passing through these stations.”

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On Monday June 26, Kentish Town station, just one stop north of Camden Town, will close for up to a year to Northern line services due to urgent refurbishment works which require each of the station’s life-expired escalators to be replaced.

Thameslink will continue to serve Kentish Town, with interchange to the Northern line at King’s Cross St Pancras.

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