Improving mobile communications for rail passengers: IET comments to the Department for Transport.
Rail passengers rely upon their mobile devices to remain connected whilst travelling by train but are unable to utilise them fully due to periods of intermittent or no mobile service. Passengers are frequently unable to make voice calls, utilise SMS messaging or send and receive mobile data (which is necessary for email services, internet access and many mobile applications) due to the poor quality of mobile coverage across the rail network.
The IET consulted members to gather information on the need to improve mobile coverage as well as seeking potential technical solutions and suggestions as to the role of Government.
Submission Details Submitted on 10 July 2015 to Department for Transport