Camden Town Station joins London Underground’s 4G and 5G connectivity expansion

Posted: 6 June 2023 | | No comments yet

Camden Town Station is the latest addition to London Underground’s 4G and 5G connectivity expansion, with more stations and tunnelled sections, including Mornington Crescent and Oxford Circus, set to be connected in the coming months.

5G Camden Town Station joins London Underground's 4G and 5G connectivity expansion

Credit: Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Camden Town Station in London now offers 4G and 5G mobile coverage, as part of the initiative to provide high-speed connectivity across the entire London Underground network. The project, led by BAI Communications on behalf of the Mayor of London and TfL, aims to enable passengers to access travel information, social media, emails, calls and video streaming while passing through the station.

The roll-out involves collaboration with all major mobile network operators, including Three UK, EE, Vodafone, and Virgin Media O2 (VMO2). So far, the project has successfully delivered 4G coverage on sections of the Jubilee, Northern and Central lines. With the addition of 4G and 5G to Camden Town, around 10% of underground Tube stations with platforms now have mobile coverage, overcoming the traditional lack of signal underground.

Mornington Crescent station will also receive high-speed mobile coverage within the next two weeks. In addition, mobile coverage in the tunnels between Kentish Town, Camden Town and Mornington Crescent stations will become available to customers in the coming months. In late summer 2023, popular Tube stations, such as Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, along with more stations on the Northern and Central lines, will also gain coverage for the first time.

Realising the power of 5G connectivity

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: “I am delighted to see the promise I made of delivering 4G across the London Underground continuing to progress, with Camden Town joining an ever growing network of line and stations with full connectivity. Growing numbers of underground Tube stations now have 4G services, with many more to come as we continue to invest in London’s digital infrastructure.”

Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer at TfL, said: “We’re pleased that customers at Camden Town station can now get 4G and 5G on their phones within the station, as part of the next stage of our project with BAI Communications to bring high-speed mobile coverage to the whole Tube network.”

Billy D’Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK&I, said: “We are delighted that more customers are now able to access high-speed mobile coverage while travelling on the Tube, as the roll-out of our 4G and 5G network across the London Underground makes good progress. Our ability to transform the travelling experience of passengers continues, as we focus on connecting even more stations and line sections, that will provide the uninterrupted coverage needed to stay connected on journeys.”