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Review of London Underground and National Rail (LUNR) high throughput passenger screening

The Home Office Centre for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is currently engaged in a project to investigate the potential for high throughput…

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Literature Review of London Underground and National Rail (LUNR) High Throughput Passenger Screening - HOS/12/020 (PDF file - 102kb)

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The Home Office Centre for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is currently engaged in a project to investigate the potential for high throughput screening in the London Underground and National Rail (LUNR) environment.

Given the high volumes of passengers on London Underground and National Rail, it is not possible to undertake traditional checkpoint screening. Whilst land transport locations can be defined as crowded places, there are locations where crowd movement is ‘semi-controlled’, such as at ticket barriers, queues, escalators, platforms etc. which could assist with screening. The Department for Transport and CAST would like to understand what options exist for utilising these crowd flow mechanisms and current or emerging technologies to provide screening capability for high volumes of people in the LUNR station environment.

This project will start by conducting a comprehensive literature review of security screening technologies and methodologies, which may be deployed in the LUNR environment, for the detection of hazardous threats.

Formal bids are now invited from potential suppliers who would be able to deliver such a literature review before the end of March 2013.

For further details please see the accompanying document.