Newcastle University has developed a range of blast-resistant trains to reduce the deadly impact of terror attacks on public transport. Experts studied the devastation caused in the Madrid and London bombings to come up with designs, which reduce debris and contain expolosive shock waves.
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Remaining windy and mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain which will be persistent over the Pennines