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Network Rail claims success in fight against metal theft

by Brian Sims

Network Rail has stated that delays due to metal and cable theft have halved in the past 12 months, following initiatives to fight the problem. The rail operator stated that there had been 285 incidents of theft, compared to 845 for the previous period. These resulted in 2,700 hours of delays in the 12 months, compared with 5,740 hours of delays in 2011-2012. The cost of thefts, which includes compensation payments to those affected by delays, was

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