Thursday, May 25, 2017
Traveling: Spanish Train Security
Before entering Madrid`s railway station Atocha we had to pass a security control with the x-ray checks we are used from the airports. There was a line but we could pass fast. After passing the entry security system we weren´t allowed to go directly to the train platform, instead we had to wait in a hall before the platforms. Between the waiting hall and the platform was a glass wall with closed doors. The doors were opened shortly before the train departure time and only for the particular train platform.
The news from Manchester, Berlin & Paris are scary and I expect we will have to experience more and more security checks in the near future. I think it will be just a matter of time that train systems in the US, Germany and other countries will have similar security checks.