Tackling the menace of cable theft

October 2011
Railway Gazette International;Oct2011, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p3
Trade Publication
The article discusses the growing problem of cable theft in countries like South Africa, France, Germany and Great Britain. It cites the economic cost of cable theft, its impact on rail commuter services and long-distance trains, and the trade-off between enhancing security and retaining basic access for maintenance. Initiatives to curb theft of cables and new or spare materials include deploying a forensic taggent, setting up dedicated task force, and educating scrap metal dealers.


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