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Cellphone service in car tunnels to Manhattan, which was quietly disabled by transit officials last week after the terrorist attack in London, was partly restored yesterday after the mayor publicly questioned the move and after a dispute over who ordered the shutdown was resolved.
The service was restored for commuters who pass through tunnels under the East River. But those who cross under the Hudson River remained incommunicado. The antennas that allow drivers to use their cellphones in the four car tunnels that connect to Manhattan were disabled on Thursday in response to the subway and bus bombings that morning in London.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which controls the two East River car tunnels, the Queens-Midtown and the Brooklyn-Battery, did not announce the move and said at first yesterday that the shutdown had been the Police Department's idea.
Source: New York Times
Originally posted by DonkeyPlopPlop
US... all American troops and their families advised to stay outside of the M25... mobile service cancelled in the tube system and I see on the news images of the police swarming around the tube system with machine guns!
Originally posted by Uncle Joe
America on the other hand has never really been bombed before and consequently has no experience in dealing with these things.