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Cable sabotage shuts down train network (UK)

9 June 2011

Vandals caused mayhem for rail commuters when they wrecked a signal cable, bringing 60 rush-hour services to a standstill for 3 hours. Some passengers were so desperate they climbed on to the tracks, forcing the power to be cut and causing further delays on Thursday evening. On one packed South West Trains service, the guard appealed to passengers with internet access to find out what the problem was – because the phones in his control centre were not being answered. The request was greeted with laughter on the 6.30pm service from London Waterloo to Portsmouth, which ground to a halt near Woking in Surrey.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 9:49 pm and is filed under Direct Action.