Bank tube station has become the latest station to join the expanding mobile phone coverage on the London Underground.

Within the station, the Central line platforms, passageways, and escalators leading to and from the main ticket hall now have mobile coverage. Later this year, coverage will also be extended to the platforms of the Northern line when the City branch of the Northern line is also covered for the first time.

Work will soon start to add mobile phone coverage to the Waterloo & City line, other station entrances, and ticket hall areas within Bank station.

Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer at TfL said: “We’re pleased that customers using Bank station are now starting to get high-speed mobile coverage on their phones within the station, as part of the next stage of our project with Boldyn Networks to bring it to the whole Tube network. Throughout 2024, coverage will expand across the Tube and Elizabeth line, allowing more customers to get the latest travel information, access social media, check their emails, make calls, and stream videos while using these services.”

In the coming weeks, more stations in Zone 1, such as Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, will start to get mobile coverage.

Mobile phone coverage will continue expanding on the Victoria, Piccadilly, and Bakerloo lines over the rest of this year, as well as along the southern end and some part of the City branch of the Northern line.

With the ongoing expansion, over a quarter of Tube stations with platforms that are ‘underground’, and therefore usually unable to get a mobile signal, now have 4G mobile coverage. When combined with sections of the London Underground that are above ground, this means that around two-thirds of the whole network has mobile coverage.

List of underground stations where mobile coverage is now available:

Central line

  • Holland Park
  • Notting Hill Gate
  • Queensway
  • Lancaster Gate
  • Marble Arch
  • Oxford Circus (Central line only)
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Holborn (Central line only)
  • Chancery Lane
  • St Pauls
  • Bank (Central line only)

Northern line

  • Belsize Park
  • Chalk Farm
  • Archway
  • Tufnell Park
  • Kentish Town (station closed but 4G will still be provided to platforms for passing trains)
  • Camden Town
  • Mornington Crescent
  • Euston (Charing Cross Branch)
  • Warren Street (Northern line only)
  • Goodge Street
  • Tottenham Court Road

Elizabeth line

  • Paddington
  • Bond Street
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street (Elizabeth line only)
  • Whitechapel
  • Canary Wharf
  • Woolwich

Jubilee line

  • Westminster
  • Waterloo (Jubilee line only)
  • Southwark
  • London Bridge (Jubilee line only)
  • Bermondsey
  • Canada Water
  • Canary Wharf
  • North Greenwich

Piccadilly line

  • Covent Garden

The system, delivered in partnership with Boldyn Networks, will also host the new Emergency Services Network (ESN). When fully operational, it will give first responders access to life-saving data, images, and information in live situations and emergencies on the frontline.

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5 comments
  1. Nik says:

    Clapham Common was turned on last Friday per TfL.

  2. Jon says:

    I still don’t have signal in Whitechapel Elizabeth line (EE) despite them saying it was turned on weeks ago.

  3. Thomas says:

    this is what you call progress.

    next steps to implement

    1 air conditioning on trains and under ground level stations
    2 driverless/automated trains on the entire TFL. obviously, with a TFL operative on board

    • Reinaldo says:

      I guess that step free is way more important than any of these “improvements” to be honest.
      The lack of step free access affects too many people with mobility restrictions and parents of young children. If this does not affect you right now, it will soon affect your parents and eventually you once you have kids or develop any mobility restriction.

  4. Dan says:

    The Elizabeth Line platforms at Paddington do not have proper phone signal still, despite it being in your list. The very weak signal you get is from the normal ground level coverage outside the station. I hope they finally add it soon.

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