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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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Engineers in position to advice rail industry chiefs

A team of engineers from Newcastle University could be advising rail industry chiefs on the best design approach for bomb-proof trains.

Conor O'Neill, who led the research has admitted that replacing the current trains 'isn't an option'.

Engineers from Newcastle University are in position to advise rail industry chiefs Credit: Newcastle University/PA Wire

He said: "What we've shown is that companies could make some relatively cost-effective and simple modifications that would significantly improve the outcome of an attack."

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