Three metro stations in Olympic host-city Beijing started security
check on Sunday to deter terrorists, subway sources said on
The three stations are Dongzhimen and Xizhimen, both transfer
stations, and Datun, the site of the Olympic village, said a subway
staff member surnamed Zhang.
"This is a trial," he said. "We plan to have all 90 stations
equipped with security-checking facilities to guarantee secure
running of the Olympics."
With conveyer-carried luggage to be X-rayed, the checking
facilities in metro stations are similar to those of an airport and
major Chinese railway station.
Security is among the top concerns with the Olympics approaching
in Beijing, where volunteers are set to patrol the streets and more
than 80,000 police and security staff are set to be on duty at
(Xinhua News Agency February 5, 2008)