Security patrols at 2 stations
People using the Union Station and New Carrollton stations will see security patrols during the evening rush hour. It's part of a joint operation involving Transportation Security Administration personnel and local police agencies, including Metro Transit Police. This is not in response to any specific threat.
The operation, called RAIL SAFE, will be in progress at transportation centers across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. It is scheduled to start at Union Station and New Carrollton at 3 p.m.
Metro riders and suburban rail riders will see quite a force of transit police officers, including the anti-terrorism and K-9 teams along with their explosives-detecting dogs. They'll be checking on the trains as well as the stations.
Operation RAIL SAFE is intended to showcase the cooperation among the various transportation security forces in the corridor from Maine to Virginia. (For those of you who track acronyms: RAIL SAFE is Regional Alliance Including Local, State and Federal Efforts.)
May 27, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
Categories: Metro , Safety , transit | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, metrorail delays
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