State of emergency in Bordeaux: Police presence increased in public transport

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More security during the State of Emergency, on Bordeaux transport

Vigilance will be enhanced during the weekends leading up to the holiday season …

In the context of the state of emergency declared after the attacks in Paris November 13th, Pierre Dartout, prefect of the Gironde, announced on Wednesday he wanted to strengthen security measures on trams and buses of the Bordeaux area, in close coordination with Bordeaux metropolis transport authority.

More police and gendarmes are deployed

Specifically, the “enhanced dynamic patrols” will take public transportation, and more transactions per day visibility and longer duration will take place on tram interchanges / bus.

In addition to the increased police and gendarmes presence, uniformed civilian anti-crime brigades (civils des brigades anticriminalité or BAC as it is called) can use public transport daily to secure a more discreet but equally effective surveillance.

The municipal police also provide monitoring of transport during their patrols.

Security agents hired by Keolis

Keolis have maintained their usual vigilance device, they have completed the recruitment of security guards placed at major interchanges, ensuring an immediate connection with the police via the command rooms and CCTV devices.

These operations are maintained until the end of the state of emergency and will include an enhanced surveillance during the weekends over the holiday season.

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