Govt wants to improve call and data coverage on trains

train on phone

“We want something done in the next few months”

The government wants Network Rail to allow mobile operators to place masts and other infrastructure closer to tracks in order to improve call and data coverage for customers.

According to Culture minister Ed Vaizey, “We want coverage on trains. Network Rail’s network is an asset that could be opened if appropriate. We want something done in the next few months.”

The Department for Transport said that it is “keen to see an improvement in mobile services for passengers travelling by train and fully recognise the cross government interest in achieving this. We have called on Network Rail to improve mobile coverage along the rail route, and we are monitoring their progress in this area.”

 

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