Wi-Fi connectivity on the underground

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0192
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide an update on plans to increase connectivity on the tube, so Wi-Fi is accessible through the whole underground network? At what stage are proposals to give full mobile phone connectivity on the network?

Answer

Answer for Wi-Fi connectivity on the underground

Answer for Wi-Fi connectivity on the underground

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL currently provides WiFi for customers at 250 of its 270 underground stations and is looking to further increase this number.

TfL is also exploring the potential of introducing mobile phone coverage for customers underground, including in the tunnels between stations, and will progress this if it is commercially viable. The introduction of such coverage would be subject to engagement with users of the underground.