Prague Metro to upgrade safety and security system

Swedish defence and security company Saab has received an order from Prague Transport Company (PTC) for upgrading the security system in Prague's subway.

The contract between Saab, its consortium partner the Czech rail business AZD Praha and PTC is worth MCZK 250 (approximately £8.2 million).

Jindrich Springl, head of Saab Czech, gave more detail about the project. “Saab gets within this contract a great possibility to design a fully integrated security solution for Prague's entire subway system, including the integration platform, closed-circuit surveillance, public information systems, intrusion protection, access control, fire protection and territorial protection,” he said.

The Prague Metro comprises three lines running mostly underground, with 57 stations. It carries about one and a half million passengers a day, making it the seventh busiest metro system in Europe.

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