Vodafone customers now have access to 4G and 5G services at two major West End Tube stations, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road. This expansion allows commuters and travelers to stay connected using mobile data while navigating the London Underground.
The activation of Vodafone's 5G and 4G services encompasses various areas within these stations, including the ticket halls on the Central line platforms, the tunnel connecting both stations and the Northern line platforms at Tottenham Court Road. This expansion joins existing Vodafone 5G availability at seven locations, such as Camden Town and Notting Hill Gate and Vodafone 4G at 18 locations, including Westminster and Waterloo. Vodafone WiFi, reintroduced across the Underground in April 2023, complements this network upgrade.
Passengers traveling on the Tube have already consumed a significant amount of data, equivalent to approximately 1.5 billion WhatsApp messages daily, across Vodafone's 4G, 5G and WiFi services.
This connectivity enhancement is part of Vodafone's agreement with Transport for London (TfL) and Boldyn Networks, which will eventually bring 4G coverage to all London Underground and Elizabeth line stations, including platforms and tunnels. Furthermore, Vodafone plans to introduce 5G to all stations in the future.
In the upcoming weeks, Northern and Central line passengers can anticipate the extension of 4G and 5G coverage to stations such as Euston, Goodge Street, Chancery Lane and Bank.
Andrea Dona, Vodafone UK’s networks and development director, mentioned: "Our customers expect connectivity wherever they travel, so Vodafone 5G and 4G arriving at these busy Tube stations is great news. We continue to work hard to ensure our customers have the best network in London, wherever they live, work or travel, and look forward to more stations going live across the year."
The ambitious project is being executed by Boldyn Networks, a renowned neutral host network provider. Boldyn Networks secured a 20-year concession from TfL in June 2021 to deliver high-speed mobile connectivity throughout the London Underground network.