News | 08 Sep 2023

Major West End Tube stations get Vodafone 4G and 5G

Customers at Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road London Underground stations can now stay connected using mobile data.

Vodafone customers travelling on the London Underground are now enjoying Vodafone 5G and 4G at two more Tube stations.

The switch on at Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus means customers will be able to stay connected using mobile data within the ticket halls on the Central line platforms, in the tunnel connecting the two stations, as well as on the Northern line platforms at Tottenham Court Road.

The stations are the latest to go live with Vodafone 5G, which is already available at seven locations** including Camden Town and Notting Hill Gate. Meanwhile, Vodafone 4G is available at 18 locations* including Westminster and Waterloo. They join Vodafone WiFi which was reintroduced across the Underground in April 2023.

Customers on the Tube have already used enough data across Vodafone 4G, 5G and WiFi to send the equivalent of around 1.5 billion WhatsApp messages a day.

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All London Underground and Elizabeth line stations – including platforms and the tunnels – will receive 4G as part of the concession with Transport for London (TfL) and Boldyn Networks. Vodafone also plans to introduce 5G to all stations, as part of the partnership, at some point in the future.

In the coming weeks, 4G and 5G coverage will be introduced to Northern and Central line passengers at stations such as Euston, Goodge Street, Chancery Lane and Bank.

Andrea Dona, Vodafone UK’s Networks and Development Director, said “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 as part of that, look forward to more stations going live across the year.”

The project is being implemented by Boldyn Networks, one of the world’s leading neutral host network providers, which was awarded a 20-year concession by TfL in June 2021 to deliver high-speed mobile connectivity across the entire London Underground network.

In August 2023, Vodafone’s network was named London’s Best Network by European testing company NET CHECK.

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**Vodafone 4G locations is available on stations, platforms and in selected tunnels at:

  • Archway (Northern line)
  • Bermondsey (Jubilee line)
  • Camden Town (Northern line)
  • Canada Water (Jubilee line)
  • Canary Wharf (Jubilee line)
  • Holland Park (Central line)
  • Kentish Town (Northern line)
  • London Bridge (Jubilee line)
  • Mornington Crescent (Northern line)
  • North Greenwich (Jubilee line)
  • Notting Hill Gate (Central line)
  • Oxford Circus (Central line)
  • Queensway (Central line)
  • Southwark (Jubilee line)
  • Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central line)
  • Tufnell Park (Northern line)
  • Westminster (Jubilee line)
  • Waterloo (Jubilee line)

*Vodafone 5G is available at stations, platforms and in selected tunnels at:

  • Archway (Northern line)
  • Camden Town (Northern line)
  • Notting Hill Gate (Northern line)
  • Oxford Circus (Central line)
  • Mornington Crescent (Northern line)
  • Tottenham Court Road (Northern line and Central line)
  • Tufnell Park (Northern line)

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