TFL learns lessions from Madrid outrage

March 2004
Engineer (00137758);3/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7647, p6
TFL International has postponed its plans to introduce a technology that will enable the use of mobile phones on the underground sections of London, England's tube network. This follows the terrorist attacks in Madrid, Spain in which over 200 people were killed by bombs thought to be detonated using mobile phones. Though TFL understands that the bombs had been activated not by remote callers but by phone alarms, the company holds that it is still too early to be absolutely certain. Currently TFL is working with rail operators in Madrid in an effort to learn lessons from the atrocity.


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