Sprint cell service now available on Red/Purple Line in DTLA

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Sprint has joined Verizon in providing underground cell service between Union Station and 7th Street/Metro Center.
  • Emergency calls can be made, or you can report incidents using the text feature on Transit Watch app.
  • T-Mobile has signed up to provide service and negotiations continue with AT&T.
  • The next phase will extend service from 7th/Metro to Wilshire/Western on the Purple Line. The service is expected to be up and running by fall 2016.

Subsequent phases of the program will then expand the service on the Red Line from Wilshire/Vermont Station to the North Hollywood Station in the San Fernando Valley. Service will also be provided on Metro Gold Line underground stations in Pasadena and in East Los Angeles. Those expansions should be completed in 2017.

8 replies

  1. just put wifi service on the trains. let people use it to communicate via VOIP, google voice, etc. one more step towards ending the parasitic cellphone carrier model of providing service

  2. Metro should really start getting their act together to help the carriers get service in the tunnels and stations. It shouldn’t take long to do this. It took BART several months to implement mobile service, why can’t Metro implement such services at a faster pace?

  3. AT&T, always the last to do anything! No clue why I still give them money.

    • Hi Dayle,

      T-Mobile has signed up to provide service, but has not begun implementing it yet. We will update when we have more information.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

  4. At this rate it will probably be completed by 2020 :/ … Would have been nice if the project included incentives/penalties for delays

  5. I actually noticed Sprint started working at 7th/Metro a couple of weeks ago.