EE has signed a deal with TfL to bring 4G connectivity to the London Underground from March 2020 as part of a trial that will cover Westminster to Canning Town stations and the tunnels in between.
Platforms and tunnels at these stations, served by the Jubilee line, will be covered along with ticket halls and corridors at all but London Bridge and Waterloo, which will be covered later subject to final approvals with Network Rail.
“We are delighted to formally join the TfL 4G on the Underground trial, connecting our customers between Westminster and Canning Town. This trial is the start of a huge step forward for London.”Marc Allera, CEO, BT consumer division
The trial, in conjunction with other network providers, aims to extend to a wider network rollout across all Underground lines in the coming years.
“It’s great that EE 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.”Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer, TfL