TITLE

Tackling the menace of cable theft

AUTHOR(S)
JACKSON, CHRIS
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Oct2011, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
66838842

 

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