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Bid to bomb-proof trains

British engineers are researching bomb-proof train carriages to prevent a repeat of the carnage left by the London Underground terrorist attacks.

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Blast-resilient trains: Preventing flying objects is 'key'

Engineers from Newcastle have been developing blast-resilient train carriages to minimise the impact that a terror attack might have to the public and emergency services.

Preventing flying objects is the key.

Tethering ceiling panels reduced the risk of fatalities and injury from flying shrapnel and also meant the gangways were kept relatively clear of debris, allowing emergency staff quick access to the injured.

– Conor O'Neill, who leads the team from Newcastle University's School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

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