Good news for Londoners as more of London’s Tube network gets internet connection.
Today, mobile phone coverage was switched on in the Central line tunnels between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
Phone coverage will also be available inside Tottenham Court Road tube station’s ticket hall and escalators, as well as on the Northern line platforms.
Currently, internet connectivity is available on the Jubilee line between Westminster and Canning Town.
The Central line between Holland Park to Queensway and the Nothern line between Archway to Kentish Town also has phone coverage.
The first Elizabeth line stations that will get 4G connectivity were also named on Friday.
Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street stations on the Elizabeth line will join Transport for London’s high-speed mobile data network by Christmas.
The line’s seven other stations and tunnels between Paddington, Abbey Wood and Stratford will be completed by the end of April, with a pledge to all central London stations connected by next Spring.
TfL also announced progress with the ongoing roll-out of 4G – and even faster 5G – on the London Underground.
Commuters will be able to access the internet in the ticket halls, on the platforms and in the tunnel between stations.
‘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,’ said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
As part of the ongoing roll out by major network operators Three UK, EE, Vodafone, and Virgin Media O2 (VMO2), speedy new network coverage will also 33 other stations and their adjoining tunnels.
‘We are committed to delivering this programme which will allow customers to be more connected underground and get the latest travel information and news, as well as stay in contact with work, friends and families while travelling on our network,’ said Andy Lord, London transport commissioner.
Earlier this year, some Northern Line and Central Line stations were among the first on the Tube network to receive 5G as part of a wider rollout.
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