Conor O’Neill - Articles and news items

Improving the blast resilience of rail vehicles

Issue 1 2014  •  3 March 2014  •  Jean-Luc Bruyelle, El-Miloudi El-Koursi, Amaury Flancquart, IFFSTAR Richard Seddon, Tecnalia; Conor O'Neill, NewRail; Antonio De Santiago Laport, Metro de Madrid

In recent years, terrorist attacks on metro systems have noticeably increased, as illustrated for instance by the Paris, Madrid, and London attacks. These dramatic events have raised concern regarding the ability to increase the efficiency of the management of similar crises in order to reduce the number and gravity of the victims, as well as easing the organisa – tional efficiency in order to resume service quickly and avoid societal disruption. Indeed, several efforts aim at improving the resilience of the metro coaches to achieve the following three main goals…

Security supplement

Issue 1 2013, Supplements  •  5 March 2013  •  Ian Craig, Robert Montgomery, Ietze Van Der Meer

Keep metal thieves at a red signal
(James Kelly, Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association (BSIA))
Making metro vehicles a less attractive target for terrorists
(Conor O’Neill, Rail Vehicles Group Manager, NewRail, Newcastle University)
Meeting current and future security challenges on the DLR
(Bob Gough, Operational Security Manager, Serco Docklands)

Reducing the impact of a terrorist attack on our trains and metros

Industry news, News  •  22 January 2013  •  Newcastle University

Blast-resilient carriages that are better able to withstand a terrorist attack…