Journal of Transportation Security

, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, pp 31–43 | Cite as

The “car-bomb” as a terrorist tool at metro stations, railway terminals and airports

  • Alex Shvetsov
  • Svetlana Shvetsova
  • Valentin Aleksandrovich Kozyrev
  • Victor Aleksandrovich Spharov
  • Nikolay Mikhaylovich Sheremet


The purpose of this research is the protection of transport facilities, such as metro stations, railway terminals and airports, against terrorist acts. The research includes statistics on terror acts committed in the metros of the world. The author has formulated a definition of transport security. Statistic analysis revealed a major potential terrorist threat for transport facilities. The author has also classified and ranked possible methods of delivering explosive devices to transport facilities according to the threat level. The author has ascertained the method of delivering explosive devices of the highest threat level and has studied deterrents deployed for the protection of transport facilities against “car-bomb” terrorist acts. Comparative analysis and natural experiment showed that deployed fenders do not completely secure against all types of motor vehicles. The author has developed a new protection facility capable of 100% counter-terrorist protection of transport facilities against “car-bomb” terror attacks.


Transport security Explosive device “car-bomb” Terrorist attack 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Far East State Transport UniversityKhabarovskRussian Federation
  2. 2.Moscow State University of Railway EngineeringMoscowRussian Federation

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