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'Critical', security status applies

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The Highways Agency and Network Rail were waiting on security and police advice this week before making any immediate physical changes in the wake of the Glasgow airport attack. Transport for London said that level one, or 'critical', security status applied only to national facilities such as airports and that it remained on level two, 'severe'. Airport operator BAA was reluctant to reveal its additional safety measures, but said no further security measures would be required at Heathrow's Terminal 5. This already incorporates anti-terrorist measures, including wide separation of the road approaches and car parks from terminal buildings.

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