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Amtrak steps up security

Amtrak passengers will see more police at stations and on trains from New Hampshire to Virginia as part of a drill to test counterterrorism and incident response capabilities.

Amtrak says Thursday's drill is not a response to any particular threat.

The company says passengers can expect heightened patrols, increased security on trains, explosives-sniffing dogs and random bag inspections.

The drill was scheduled for the morning and afternoon rush hours.

-- Associated Press

I will be traveling on the Acela Friday afternoon and I'll report what I see at Union Station and at New York's Penn Station. If you're traveling, share your observations, too, by messaging transportation@washpost.com.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , holiday travel  
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