A team of rail engineers at Newcastle University has devised cheap and simple ways of reducing the deadly impact of terror attacks on trains and metros.
The engineers studied the devastation caused by similar bombings like the Madrid and London 7/7 bombings.
They have developed a range of blast-resistant designs, looking particularly at reducing debris and containing explosive shock waves.
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