The successful bidder will need to provide mobile coverage on below ground tunnels, stations and platforms of the London Underground and tunnel sections and certain stations and platforms of the Elizabeth Line, construct a commercial fibre optic network and provide a public Wi-Fi service in specified TfL stations.
The claim was made after Westminster council blocked City Hall’s plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street, claiming there was insufficient public support for the proposals. Green Party Assembly Member Caroline Russell blamed the council’s decision on “the Mayor’s lack of leadership”.
Sadiq Khan has accused Westminster Council of “betrayal” after it pulled the plug on his plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street. Promised in his election manifesto, the scheme would have seen the popular shopping destination closed to motor traffic between Orchard Street and Oxford Circus.
The agency is running the trial to determine which techniques provide the most accurate real time data on passenger numbers as it seeks to replace the manual counts currently used to help plan routes and investment decisions.
Customers with an account can already check their usage via the TfL website and the agency is preparing update its existing Oyster app to allow those with contactless cards to check their journey history via their smartphone.