The High-Speed Rail Attack in France: What are the security challenges for protecting rail systems?

In light of the recently prevented attack on a high-speed train in France, many people are asking if security should be re-evaluated. Does the incident indicate increased risk? How might increased security measures affect passenger operations and convenience? Given the large crowds, would any screening be practical? And even if attackers are not on the train, couldn’t they simply blow up the tracks in some remote area? The authors discuss these questions in regards to the aforementioned incident, as well as to possible future terrorist attacks.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01753986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 2016 7:49PM