Subway riders have been commenting recently about unexpectedly having cell service underground beyond DTLA, so we thought it was time for a quick update.
Installation of cell service equipment for the Red Line has been completed, and the four main carriers — Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T — will be providing service between Union Station and Vermont/Sunset Station by the end of this year. Some of you may have noticed having cell service already as they have been testing equipment and signal strength.
In the works is cell service from Vermont/Sunset Station to North Hollywood Station for Sprint and Verizon users and service for Sprint and Verizon users on the Gold Line’s underground stations in Pasadena and in East Los Angeles.
Though cell service is now available along much of the Red Line, we still ask that riders first consider contacting the train operator via the emergency intercom in the event of an emergency before calling 9-1-1. Riders also can use the text feature on the Transit Watch app to report issues directly to law enforcement.