11-Jun-2012 11:22

Mobile & Broadband Coverage on The London Tube Finally a Reality?

Passengers on the London Underground may shortly be able to make mobile phone calls and access their email messages…

Negotiations are almost agreed to install mobile and broadband connectivity across the entire Tube network.

The deal would include London Underground trains, as well as the Tube stations, which are already scheduled to receive wi-fi access later this year.

Once that roll-out is completed and running smoothly there are plans to offer specialist features designed to help commuters get around the capital; similar to facilities now available at some bus stops whereby users can find out how long they have to wait by sending text messages requesting information or by pointing smartphones at printed codes.

The welcome news follows plans to install wireless broadband access at tube stations, announced earlier this year. The service will apparently launch at eighty London stations by July, starting with Oxford Circus, Stratford, Liverpool Street, Leicester Square and King’s Cross.

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