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(From Irish Independent)
Armed police are swarming the UK's transport network in the biggest operation since World War II.Edward McCann on how fighting terror has altered commuting for ever
It used to be the first rule of travelling on the Tube: keep yourself to yourself. In the hustle and bustle of the rush-hour commute, the last thing you wanted was to catch the eye of a stranger.
But on Thursday that comfort blanket of anonymity was stripped away as 6,000 police flooded the trains in London to prevent a repeat of the previous week's attempted suicide attacks. The sight of heavily armed officers patrolling the aisles of trains and the platforms of …