Press Release | 14 May 2024

Vodafone 4G at stations across the Elizabeth line

The Elizabeth line stations are the latest to go live with Vodafone 4G, joining parts of the London Underground where 4G is also available.

Vodafone customers travelling on the Elizabeth line are now receiving 4G. They are now able to stream and connect while at stations and ticket halls across the line, including Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon.

The Elizabeth line stations are the latest to go live with Vodafone 4G, joining parts of the London Underground where 4G is also available. This includes large sections of the Central, Jubilee and Northern lines, including Westminster, Waterloo and Canary Wharf. Meanwhile, Vodafone 5G is also live across parts of the Central and Northern lines, including Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road.

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

200 rural locations across the UK now receiving fast and reliable Vodafone 4G through Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme

Combe, West Berkshire, is the location of Vodafone's 200th SRN mast.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “This is yet another step towards ensuring Londoners and visitors can stay connected on our transport network. I promised that customers would be able to access high-speed mobile coverage at all stations and in tunnels, and I’m pleased to see how quickly the team are moving to enable 4G and 5G connectivity. Now, customers can access the latest travel information, keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, use social media and stream music at every station along the Elizabeth line. This is just one of the many ways we are supporting Londoners as we build a better, fairer and more prosperous London for everyone.”

Andrea Dona. Vodafone’s UK Network Director, said “The arrival of 4G across the Elizabeth line is a huge step in the wider programme to bring our coverage to both the London Underground and the Elizabeth line. It reinforces our commitment to ensuring our customers have access to our award-winning network wherever they live, work or visit, while ensuring the capital has the world-class digital infrastructure it deserves.”

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To celebrate the latest stations going live (or maybe to give you something to read on your morning commute), here are some facts about the Elizabeth line: 

  • Permission to ‘build, operate and maintain’ the new railway was given by the Government to Crossrail Ltd in 2008.   
  • The build started at Canary Wharf the following year and tunnelling started in 2012. 
  • Named after the late Queen Elizabeth II, Her Majesty unveiled its roundel in 2016 and formally opened the line in May 2022.
  • The Elizabeth line stretches for more than 100km.
  • In the first year of operation, the Elizabeth line saw 155.2 million journeys – with nearly 700,000 on an average day, mid-week.
  • The busiest days of the week for the line are Tuesday and Thursday.
  • More than 10,000 historic objects were unearthed during the build, making it in one of the UK’s most extensive archaeological programmes.

Facts taken from webpages and reports on the Transport for London (TfL) website.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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