Tuesday, July 01, 2008

How's that security thing coming? Part 2

Via Boing Boing
Somebody, somewhere (the UK) thought this would work.
Airport-style security for UK rail stations blocked | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Plans to instal airport-style x-ray machines in every London underground and mainline rail stations across the UK were ruled out today amid fears of a passenger rebellion against journey delays.

A handful of bag screening machines and bomb detection dogs will be placed at tube and mainline stations in London and other cities instead, the Department for Transport said.

A trial found that introducing airport-style checks would be impractical and antagonise the public.

Jeezus, people. This is going to collapse under its own weight.
Plus, how hard is it in London to walk to the next station? What's it take, five minutes? Westminster got security? Walk to Embankment. It's right there!

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