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January 2016

  • Time for EU28 to take more harmonised approach to rail security

    Time for EU28 to take more harmonised approach to rail security

    By BROOKS TIGNER LONDON – Though terrorists have targeted Europe’s rail transport for the past 10 years, the EU has no overall mandate for rail security and safety.There are signs that may be changing – finally. The growing security threats from migrants camped at the Chunnel rail entrance in Calais for more than a year is one factor, as was the 13 November attack on Paris, with the immediate decision by France to implement regular security checks on selected train routes across its territory. Above all, there was the failed terrorist attack in August 2015 to kill passengers on a European high-speed TGV train.Together these incidents have created political pressure to discuss rail security at European level. The test of that political determination, however, will come in summer 2016 when the Commission will... Read More »
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