Theft attempt disrupts trains

23rd October 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 October 2007, BRUSSELS – Cables were cut through on the Halle-Vilvoorde train line this morning. As a result train service has been seriously disrupted. Railway infrastructure manager Infrabel suspects it was another attempt to steel cables from the railways, though no copper has gone missing.

23 October 2007

BRUSSELS – Cables were cut through on the Halle-Vilvoorde train line this morning. As a result train service has been seriously disrupted. Railway infrastructure manager Infrabel suspects it was another attempt to steel cables from the railways, though no copper has gone missing.

Infrabel noticed problems with the signals at about 7.10 am. A little later a train came to a standstill just before the Etterbeek station. Frédéric Petit of Infrabel confirms cables were cut on the route between Linkebeek and Boondaal.

The incident is causing delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions on the Halle-Vilvoorde line.

Infrabel is carrying out repairs at the moment. It is not the first time that such an incident has led to delays.

Railway company NMBS has fallen victim to copper thieves a number of times over the past months.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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