Train delays because of UK cable thefts soar, says Network Rail [BBC News]

Date: 13/04/2019

The length of time passengers are being delayed on Great Britain's railways because of cable thefts has reached a five-year high, new figures suggest. The BBC's 5 Live Investigates found there were nearly 950 hours of delays in 2018 across more than 7,000 journeys in England, Wales and Scotland. British Transport Police figures also show an 85% increase in live cable thefts last year. Network Rail says thefts cost the taxpayer millions of pounds each year. The figures do not include delays in Northern Ireland.

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Train delays due to cable thefts soar
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There were more than 900 hours of delays across thousands of journeys in England, Wales and Scotland.