Airport-style screening to be considered for London’s train and tube stations

Alan Travis
guardian.co.uk
August 20, 2012

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Fresh consideration is to be given to the introduction of airport-style mass security screening at mainline rail stations and across London’s tube network.

The Home Office has launched a search for new and emerging technologies that are capable of rapidly screening huge numbers of passengers and which could be used in major train and tube stations and across the tube network.

The new rail and tube screening technology is to be used to detect explosives, guns and knives, being carried by people and in bags, but would also need a capacity to spot chemical and biological materials. The screening equipment needs to be able to scan wheelchairs, prosthetics, crutches, pushchairs and bikes as well as people and their luggage.

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