4G Coverage on London Underground

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5289
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the rationale behind TfL providing 4G mobile coverage on the London Underground?

Answer

Answer for 4G Coverage on London Underground

Answer for 4G Coverage on London Underground

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Connectivity is increasingly seen as a utility that is shown to drive increased productivity, employment and inclusivity. Bringing mobile phone coverage to all users of the London Underground and Elizabeth line will transform the customer experience, not least in allowing real-time travel information. It will also generate significant revenue that TfL can reinvest in the transport network.

For that reason, I said in my Manifesto for All Londoners that I would tackle London's connectivity 'not-spots'. The Tube network is one of the most important and high-profile 'not-spots' in the country.