Bundled approach to connectivity
Cellnex UK offers wide-ranging connectivity solutions at trackside (including tunnels), and within rail stations. We also help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) improve their coverage and Railway Operators monetise available space on masts and towers.
Superior passenger experiences
Cellnex UK works with rail operators to meet passengers’ high expectations and needs by providing seamless and uninterrupted mobile connectivity throughout their rail journey.
An end to ‘not-spots’
Cellnex UK can resolve issues relating to poor, compromised or no signal strength on trains and in terminal buildings, also on platforms, in tunnels, and whilst travelling through the countryside.
Our lineside connectivity solutions may also provide connectivity to towns and villages along the route – for the benefit of residents, businesses, local authorities and planners alike.
Network Rail. London to Brighton Mainline Route
Cellnex UK will provide the infrastructure to deliver continuous mobile connectivity for 1,700 trains and 300,000 daily passengers along the entire 51-mile route to Brighton from London Victoria and London Bridge stations, via Clapham Junction and East Croydon. The service will provide targeted coverage and capacity for the UK MNOs, benefiting passengers, local communities and line-side neighbours from London to the South Coast.
I am delighted that Network Rail has put its confidence in Cellnex UK to provide world-class uninterrupted connectivity to the commuters and users of the Brighton Mainline service. We’re working with Network Rail to make a positive and significant contribution to its vision of ‘Putting Passengers First’, its day-to-day business and the wider UK Government’s Digital Strategy. Cellnex UK is the perfect choice as neutral host to deliver passenger connectivity, achieve Network Rail’s goals and to support the MNOs.
David Crawford, Managing Director, Cellnex UK
Our partnership will deliver:
- Towers broadcasting signals along the railway corridor providing mobile coverage and capacity for passengers, local and line-side communities.
- Base station hotels close to the railway giving easy and efficient access to telecoms equipment for maintenance.
- High-capacity fibre running from Victoria and London Bridge via East Croydon to Brighton to future-proof the infrastructure for technology upgrades and increases in capacity.
- Bespoke radio equipment to provide uninterrupted coverage in the main London stations and the tunnels so passengers have seamless connectivity across their entire journey.
By improving customers’ travel experience and encouraging more people to travel by train rather than by car, the project is likely to reduce traffic in and around the M25, M23 and A23, leading to cleaner air for London, Brighton and the areas alongside the mainline.