Jubilee line passengers will be able to make and receive mobile phone calls on platforms and in tunnels for the first time from March 2020 after Transport for London confirmed it will switch on 4G coverage between Westminster and Canning Town for a trial period.
The capital’s transport agency has hired aviation executive Andy Lord, previously Executive Vice President for Menzies Aviation and a former British Airways worker, to take over from Tube boss Nigel Holness.
A network of 24 hour bus priority corridors are to be introduced in central London in a bid to halt the decline in bus usage and help deliver Mayor Sadiq Khan’s target of 80 per cent of journeys to be made by sustainable modes by 2041.
Mobile phone users can now see how likely their bus, train or tube is thanks to a new Google Maps feature launching in London and 17 other UK towns and cities today.
Officials will assess whether it can help planners and policy makers better understand how local populations move around during the course of the day and where visitors to a given area originate from.