There was a time when trains were a visibly critical part of just about anyone’s life. Nowadays, you may not realize just how critical the rail industry still is to your everyday life. Products are still shipped via freight trains but passenger trains are utilized in heavily urbanized areas as well as between major cities. While trains may not be highly visible to those outside of urban zones, they’re still a necessity and need to be protected just like any other element of transportation infrastructure ought to be. Here is how the rail transport industry can, and must, take advantage of transportation security systems.
For Freight Use
Don’t be fooled into thinking that railways aren’t still a huge part of the transportation industry and getting consumer products into the hands of people around the world. In the U.S., for example, there are over 100,000 miles of rail. Between freight trains and truckers, the two connect major cities and trade ports which allows for the easy flow of products around the world. This kind of interconnectivity is important for commerce and also creates plenty of security issues at the same time. If someone were to learn where a train is going to be at a specific time, they might be able to take advantage of the situation and plan an attack of some kind.
For Passenger Use
Passenger trains are still an important part of traveling between metropolitan areas. Many times, riding by train is more cost-effective than using planes and can be a much more enjoyable experience than taking advantage of buses. With that said, it also relies on an entirely different infrastructure than those other means of transportation. Railroads must be maintained as well as protected and often times, that requires the use of transportation security systems. Keeping passenger trains up-and-running is a necessity for many travelers and it’s something we can’t take lightly.
What Solutions Exist?
Thankfully, there are plenty of answers to the need for transportation security systems centered around the railway industry. This includes Gatekeeper’s own Intelligent Train Undercarriage Scanner, which can quickly scan train cars and determine if there are any risky modifications or additions made to them.
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