MTA was disabled due to debris for a while after the explosion, but that debris was clear and service was re-established. I believe MTA, including the station in East Harlem should continue to function if circumstances permit. They did in this case, once the debris was removed from the tracks. Stopping service only creates more problems.
The NYPD and the MTA were right to shut down rail service to that part of New York City until authorities determined what was going on. No one knew the extent of the fire or what caused it until later in the day. If it was a terrorist attack, there was no need to put more people in harm's way by having train service running to the area.
No, the fire department should not have allowed service on the MTA north station at east Harlem. Their was a good chance that someone could have gotten seriously hurt. I know people have to continue on with their lives, and conduct business but cant we just be respectful of the people that died.
No, the fire department should not have allowed service on the MTA north station at East Harlem, because law enforcement still needed time to figure out what the damage was. It would be better to keep people safe. People can either take a cab or just walk to the next subway station.