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US trains vulnerable to terrorist attacks, say security specialists

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Police on duty at Union Station in Washington. Passenger trains in the US carry about five times as many passengers as do airlines - about 12 million a day.

Washington

THE day before Thanksgiving, with the country on high alert for terrorist threats, dozens of armed guards from the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement patrolled Union Station here as hundreds of passengers emerged from commuter and Amtrak trains.

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