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SECUREMETRO is a Collaborative Project - Small or medium-scale focused research project.


Increased safety, security and resilience of metro vehicles from terrorist attack by explosives and firebombs through materials choices and design, thereby increasing resilience and reducing the impact of attack on passengers, staff, infrastructure and property.


The goal of this research project is to develop validated materials selection and design strategies for building metro vehicles with intrinsic security features. The Securemetro project will consider threats from conventional explosives and firebombs. The four project objectives are:

  • To increase metro vehicle resilience to terrorist bomb blast through selection of vehicle materials and structural design.
  • To increase security against a firebomb attack through design of fire barriers and fire suppression technology while also contributing to passenger safety from accidental or vandalism fires.
  • To increase the resilience of vehicles to blasts in order to speed-up recovery following attack, allowing the rail system to return to normal operation quickly.
  • To reduce the attractiveness of metro systems as a target for attack by reducing deaths and injuries, increased resilience, reducing economic impact and making recovery faster. 


3 years ( 2010 - 2013 )



- Dec. 2011 -

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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 234148