It’s coming. Slowly but surely – and many, many years after similar metro networks around the world – London’s tube is getting mobile phone coverage. A few months ago coverage came to several stations on the Central and Northern Lines (and tunnels between those stations) – and now even more stations have been blessed with data.
According to transport expert IanVisits, on the Northern Line there is now mobile coverage between Belsize Park, Archway and Tottenham Court Road stations, as well as at Goodge Street.
On the Central Line, meanwhile, coverage has been switched on in the tunnel between Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.
While pretty much all the underground bits of the tube used to be a mobile phone blackout, now long stretches of several lines have data coverage. They include the Northern Line from Archway to Camden Town, the Jubilee from Westminster to Canning Town, and the Central in two parts: between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, and between Queensway and Holland Park.
So where’s next? IanVisits says that Hampstead and Warren Street on the Northern and Holborn on the Central will get coverage in the next few weeks.
By spring 2024, these are the parts of the TfL network expected to have mobile coverage.
Northern Line: Golders Green Green and East Finchley to Tottenham Court Road
Central Line: White City to Bank
Jubilee Line: Westminster to Canning Town
Victoria Line: Oxford Circus to Euston
Piccadilly Line: Russell Square to Covent Garden
Elizabeth line: Paddington to Stratford and Abbey Wood
You can see a full map of expected 4G and 5G coverage by spring 2024 here.
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