TfL and London mayor to revisit Tube mobile coverage

The Mayor of London's office has confirmed that Boris Johnson has reopened talks with Transport for London to bring mobile phone coverage to the Tube
Written by Natasha Lomas, Contributor

The prospect of mobile phone coverage being extended to the London Underground has been resurrected.

At present, Londoners can only make calls when trains are on overground portions of the Tube network, with no mobile coverage available in tunnels. However, the Mayor of London's office has confirmed Boris Johnson is in talks with Transport for London (TfL) and operators about extending mobile coverage to Underground tunnels and stations.

"TfL and the Mayor of London are currently in discussion with mobile phone operators and other suppliers about the potential provision of mobile phone services on the deep Tube network," a spokesperson for the Greater London Authority said.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Mobile coverage on the Tube back on the agenda on silicon.com.

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