Metro automation requires enhanced platform/track protection

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The trend for metro automation is growing fast: in the next ten years, the growth rate for kilometres of fully automated metro lines is expected to triple that of the current decade, reaching over 1,800 km worldwide by 2025.

The full automation of metro lines leads to a new challenge: without drivers, how to guarantee the same level of security on platforms and tracks?


Training on Security Management & Systems in Public Transport

Security threats in public transport range from pick-pocketing to assault to terrorism. Protecting passengers, staff and transport assets is more and more challenging.

This training programme instructs participants on how to organize security in their networks, from risk analysis to implementing measures, investing in technology and responding to incidents.

Secur-ED project wrap-up. Q&A with Thomas Kritzer

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Thomas Kritzer is the Chair of the PTOA (Public Transport Operators and Authorities) Advisory Group on the Secur-ED project, an EU-funded demonstration-based security initiative that began in April 2011. Secur-ED brings together more than 50 experienced partners who deal with security issues in public transport. UITP is responsible for coordinating the project, which ends in September.

‘Paws’ for thought: the use of dogs for public transport security

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The security staff in public transport have many roles to fulfil in ensuring the security of their networks: deterrence, detection, intervention, the investigation of threats and guarding of premises often on a 24/7 basis.

In order to help support their staff, certain operators have brought in canine (K9) units, whilst others have made the decision not to. In order to understand the motivation behind using such units, as well as the resultant costs and benefits, UITP conducted a survey amongst its Security Commission members.


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