Curse of the cable thieves

June 22, 2010

Cable thieves struck again this morning causing rush-hour misery as all trains from Walkden had to be suspended or diverted via Bolton.

Services were restored later in the day and by this evening there were posters up at Salford Crescent apologising for the disruption .

Cable theft – stealing the signalling cables for scrap value – is a massive problem on the railways and a regular cause of disruption across the Northern Rail network.

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