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Increased safety and security of metro vehicles from terrorist attacks by explosives and fire bombs through materials choices and design, thereby increasing resilience and reducing the impact of attacks on passengers, staff, infrastructure and property.
The goal of SECUREMETRO was to develop validated materials selection and design strategies for building metro vehicles with intrinsic security features. The project considered threats from conventional explosives and from fire bombs. The project objectives were:
The project brought together a vehicle builder, system operator and researchers to develop a design methodology validated by laboratory and larger scale tests for building metro vehicle able to cope with blast and fire bomb attacks. It uses innovative solutions to integrate and exploit existing technologies, materials and systems to increase inherent safety and security of vehicles. This includes interaction between the intrinsically more secure vehicle and the infrastructure on which it runs.
SECUREMETRO is divided into several work packages (WP) to meet the aims and objective of the project. These work packages are:
The European Commission
The results of the Securemetro project allowed the improvement of the resilience of the metro vehicle, passengers and staff in the following ways:
The following recommendations can be made:
SECUREMETRO project, as its name suggests, relates firstly with the objective of Secure Transport and secondly with the objective Acting on transport safety: saving thousands of lives.
An efficient and integrated mobility system:
SECUREMETRO: brochure (1139 Kb)
SECUREMETRO: D5B-02 (179 Kb)
SECUREMETRO: D5B-03 (13682 Kb)
Ms Nicola Dolman
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 8984
TRIP is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).