No, Guangzhou Metro Won't be Getting X-Ray Machines on Oct 1

By Matthew Bossons, September 13, 2017

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The Guangzhou Metro has denied reports that subway security checks will be upgraded on October 1, according to GRT Radio, stating that a timeline for security upgrades has not been established.

The Guangzhou Metro announced last month that it had opened a bidding process to subcontract security upgrades to a security service firm.

Among the upgrades: 855 pieces of new security equipment, including X-ray machines, and the hiring of 12,000 security personnel, according to Guangzhou Daily.

Much the same as at airport security, both commuters and their baggage will be required to undergo an X-ray scan. The addition of X-ray machines will see Guangzhou Metro’s security reach the level of other major Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The new tech and additional manpower is intended to prevent firearms, ammunition and explosives, as well as flammable, radioactive, toxic and corrosive goods, from finding their way onto Guangzhou's metro transit system. 

A timeline for the upgrades is expected to be released by the end of the month.

[Images via news.sina.com.cn h/t GRT Radio]

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