Transport for London (TfL) had appealed for telecommunications companies to come forward for a trial on the Waterloo & City line but have drawn a blank.
The aim of the test – originally scheduled for 2008 – was to find how out technically and commercially viable a scheme would be.
All I can say is thanks god – it’s one of the few places where you get peace and quiet from people on mobiles. I commute using the trains and so sadly don’t get the luxury of not being in contact on my way to and from the office.
Still we know it’s possible as mobile operator O2 already offers mobile phone access on the Glasgow Underground. So really it is inevitable that eventually there will be a London trial on the tube.