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is it even possible to protect a public transit system from terror?

by:Kenwei      2019-09-06
As the attack on the London Metro reminded us on Friday, public transport is the biggest target for terrorists.
The world is this.
In Israel, Hamas has often called for suicide bombers to destroy buses.
The Irish Republican Army frequently attacked the London Metro and British trains during the crisis.
In their 1990 s, extremists from the Islamist militant group detonated several bombs on the Paris subway, killing eight people and injuring 100.
On 1995, a doomsday cult in Japan released sarin gas on the Tokyo subway system, killing 12 people and injuring 5,000.
A recent 2004 explosion in the London Metro has killed 52 people.
On 2005, a train in Madrid was attacked, killing just as many people.
Public transportation attracts terrorists because it is difficult to be safe.
Unlike airports, large checkpoints and luggage scans cannot be set up in most cities)
And easy access.
It is also often packed, especially during peak hours.
This may explain why there have been at least 387 attacks on trains, buses and passenger ships in North America and Europe since 1970.
1,287 public transport attacks in South Asia;
There are 801 people in the Middle East.
The most common targets are trains and train stations;
Attacks in closed environments such as subway stations are the deadliest.
In Europe, about 75% of the casualties caused by terrorist attacks occurred at underground railway stations, although they accounted for only 13% of the total number of attacks.
Attacks on public transport are rising in Europe and the United States.
But the good news is that these terrorist attacks are becoming less lethal.
A recent report on terrorism in Public Transport found that \"today\'s terrorists want to improve their physical fitness . \".
But they rarely succeed.
\"The researchers say this is partly due to increased security.
As Next City explains: \"some evidence does suggest that increasing TV surveillance, \'Watch something, say something, \'campaigns and faster response times for the authorities do come gradually between 1970 and 2000
However, these same measures do not prevent the occurrence of the 2005 explosion. In this explosion, the attackers were not afraid of being seen or leaving a package report because they were bombs themselves.
\"But that doesn\'t mean there\'s nothing that ordinary citizens and transport people can do.
In the 300 incidents in which equipment was discovered before the explosion worldwide, 11% of the transit employees, 17% of the passengers, 14% of the time, the police or the army found the equipment, security officer 15%.
\"Other cities adopt different strategies.
Beijing has the world\'s busiest subway network, transporting 10 million passengers a day.
In 2014, after a terrorist attack in western China, cyclists were forced to queue up for a system similar to airport registration. (
Police guarantee no more than 30 minutes. )
Passengers and their bags pass through metal detectors.
In addition, the helicopter fleet took surveillance photos from above and police patrolled with guns, which is unusual in this country.
London created the opposite.
Terrorist infrastructure
For example, the city has basically stopped using metal trash cans, which can produce deadly shrapnel if bombs are placed inside.
Instead, the city offers clear plastic bags hanging on the iron ring, making it easier to spot bombs and less dangerous if they explode. (
The city has also removed many public bins, especially underground ones. )
Israel uses metal detectors and X-
Fax machines are used at some bus stations.
The bus is also a bullet. resistant.
Some are also equipped with GPS tracking systems and cameras so that military officials can hear what is happening in an emergency.
In the United States, cities have strengthened the safety of airports and public transport.
In New York, for example, additional New York police officers and state police officers patrol crowded traffic stations.
In Washington, D. C. C.
, Additional K9 scans and patrols are deployed when the risk of terror increases.
Similar technologies are used in Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities.
Of course, riders are also reminded, \"say something if they see something.
\"Between 2003 and 2009, five plots of land against public transport were thwarted in New York City;
An American was arrested for planning an attack on Washington, D. C. C. Metro in 2010.
But experts warn that it is not enough to stop an attack.
As explained by a report from the Brookings Institution: \"Many metropolitan transport agencies have added undercover and high
Police patrols were introduced in detail and emergency plans to consider terrorism were improved.
In Washington, D. C. C.
Subway garbage containers are being replaced by bombs. resistant cans.
The Washington Metro also conducted smoke tests to study the airflow inside the Metro system and installed chemical detectors at a subway station to provide early warning for attacks.
Suspicious packages are now under investigation in New York
Search the luggage of the cable and passengers at random.
But experts say the airline
Safe for American styleS.
The subway is almost impossible, and the measures are of no use to suicide bombers.
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