In the case of abandoned luggage, precious minutes can be lost before traffic can resume. To avoid that, these handlers and their explosive detection dogs patrol the stations that are most affected by this phenomenon.
At Châtelet-Les Halles, the squad response time is no more than three minutes!
Did you know?
Since June 2017, RATP and SNCF dog squads have been put in operation in La Défense station. Their roll-out to other stations is also being considered.