The research council funded RE-DESIGN project has begun work to increase understanding of how a crowded tram or metro system can be protected against terrorism without turning it into a fortress. The project will research the design and management of effective and publicly acceptable counter terrorism measures for rail systems and also busy shopping areas.
The project has received coverage in Manchester Evening News and The Scotsman following the recent announcement of new and tighter security measures to counter terrorist threats. The Manchester Evening News article can be viewed at news report.
Rail aspects of the RE-DESIGN project are led by NewRail's Dr David Fletcher, in collaboration with Dr Jon Coaffee (Manchester University), Dr Cerwyn Moore (University of Birmingham) and Dr Lee Bosher (Loughborough University). The project is funded jointly by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure.
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published on: 7th December 2007