Cell phone service now available on entire Red/Purple Lines

Photo by Maya Myles/Metro.

Have you been receiving texts or calls while in the subway lately? That’s because cellular coverage is now complete across the entire Red and Purple Lines.

Here’s a quick update on subway cell service:

•Red Line from Union Station to Vermont/Sunset — Cell service is available for all four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

•Purple Line from Union Station to Wilshire/Western – Cell service is available on the entire Purple Line for all four major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

•Red Line from Hollywood/Western to North Hollywood — AT&T and Verizon are now available. Sprint will sign on later this summer. T-Mobile has not yet signed up to provide service through the Hollywood segment.

Though cell service is now available along most of the subway, we still ask that in the event of an emergency riders first consider contacting the train operator via the emergency intercom before calling 9-1-1. Riders can also use the messaging feature on the recently revamped and improved Transit Watch app to report issues directly to law enforcement.

5 replies

  1. What about WiFi? Is there WiFi throughout the entire length of the Subway? I know you guys were working on it.

    • Hi Michelle,

      The equipment can support WiFi but at this time, there is no WiFi provider.

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

    • What’s the status on getting T-Mobile to sign on to service for the rest of the subway? Like are they just working out agreements and stuff?