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Amtrak begins new security procedures

Posted on February 19, 2008

Amtrak announced the deployment of its new Amtrak Mobile Security Team to patrol stations, trains and randomly inspect passenger baggage.  


The deployment of the team and the launch of random baggage inspections are further steps in Amtrak’s ongoing efforts to strengthen rail security as a means to minimize the risk of terrorist threats and supplement ongoing patrols already in place to enhance the safety and security of passenger rail travel. Mobile Security squads may consist of armed specialized Amtrak police, explosives-detecting K-9 units and armed counter-terrorism special agents in tactical uniforms. 


Passengers will have the right to refuse inspection, however, if they do, they will not be permitted to board the train and will be offered a ticket refund. The Mobile Security Team will initially begin along the busy Northeast Corridor before ultimately being deployed nationwide.

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