New Security Measures have Adopted for Amtrak in US

New Security Measures have Adopted for Amtrak in US
February 20, 2008 10:12 pm

US railroad Amtrak has announced it will randomly screen passenger bags as part of new security measures, which include airport-style armed police and sniffer dog patrols at rail stations.

The initiative follows concerns about security measures on trains since the 2004 Madrid train bombings and London Tube bombings in 2005.

Amtrak plans to initially install “mobile security teams” between Washington and Boston before expanding them to the rest of the country.

The teams will show up unannounced at stations to set up baggage screening areas in front of boarding gates.
The officers will then randomly select waiting passengers and wipe their bags with a special swab that is then put through a machine that detects explosives.

The company maintains the new measures will not hold up the flow of passengers, and individuals selected for random screening will only be held for a few minutes. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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