London terror a reminder of our own lax security
On the day of the recent London train bombing, my husband and I caught a train from Burwood to Sydney Central (“Tube fireball terror strike”, 16/9).
As we tapped our Opal cards to enter the platforms at Burwood, a bike rider went through the wide gate beside us with his bicycle on which a large package of about 35cm square was strapped. He took the lift with us up to the platform.
There were no personnel present at the card entry and no official on the platform saw his package.
We had not heard of the London bombing then, but I felt quite uneasy.
My husband suddenly remembered he had left some important paperwork in our parked car, and had to return to it to retrieve the papers.
I felt quite relieved and thankful that we were going to miss that train. But, where was the security at Burwood station? Where was the scrutiny of such a package?
Just too easy to repeat the London episode here. Patricia Taylor, Croydon