It's taken a long time, but the MTA in New York City has announced that cellular service is now available in six of the city's 277 underground subway stations. While many cities across Europe have had service for years, New York City has lagged behind. Another 30 stations are expected to get service within the next 12 months.
The MTA worked with contractor Transit Wireless, and the $200 million project is being funded by the company and the American wireless carriers. Plans to roll out uninterrupted access to 911 are also underway. A complete list of the six stations where cellular service is currently available is below.
- A, C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street
- L station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street
- C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street
- 1, 2, 3 station at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street
- F, M station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street
- L station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street