French minister: Put metal detector gates in all railway stations after Paris attacks

Commuters and travellers walks through the Gare du Nord railway station on Nov 16, 2015 in Paris.
Commuters and travellers walks through the Gare du Nord railway station on Nov 16, 2015 in Paris.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday (Nov 17) she wanted security gates to be installed at all railway stations in France in the wake of the attacks on Paris.

"I asked SNCF (the French railway company) to look into putting into place these measures so that there are the same type of checks as there are for getting on to planes," said Royal, whose portfolio also includes transport.