More stations to come later in the year
UPDATE: TfL has launched full 4G connectivity on the eastern half of the Jubilee Line today (March 17). This entails coverage on all platforms and tunnels between Canning Town and Westminster for customers of all four UK MNOs, as well as MVNO users.
TfL has added that all platforms and tunnels across the entire line will have 4G access by the end of the year.
Outgoing Three UK CEO Dave Dyson commented: “We want to help people stay connected and make the most of their daily commute, enjoying their favourite shows, talking to friends or just getting a head start on the working day. Every year, the average London commuter spends two weeks on the tube travelling to and from work, so there’s a huge opportunity for us to help people reclaim that valuable time.”
ORIGINAL: EE will bring 4G connectivity to Jubilee Line stations in March 2020.
In partnership with TfL, the operators will bring 4G to platforms and tunnels between Westminster and Canning Town stations. The service will also be available to the operators’ MVNO users.
London Bridge and Waterloo Underground stations will not be served by 4G as part of the trial; it is hoped they will be added later in the year pending approval.
TfL’s chief technology officer Shashi Verma said: “It’s great that EE and O2 have signed up to bring their 4G network to Jubilee line customers. The London Underground network is an incredibly challenging environment in which to deliver technological improvements, but we remain on course for customers to start benefiting from our pilot from March 2020.”
While London’s Underground is the world’s oldest underground passenger railway, other more modern metro systems in cities such as Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo and New York have 4G connectivity.