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Reduction in Yorkshire railway cable theft

Railway cable theft in Yorkshire fell during the year 2012-13, according to figures from Network Rail.

In 2012-13 there were just 46 incidents of cable theft compared with 303 the previous year across North, South and West Yorkshire.

There were 338 hours of delay in the three counties during over the 12-month period, down from 1,774 the year before.

Phil Verster, for Network Rail, said: "This is a great success but we are not complacent that this issue is solved."

  • 15 Apr 2013
  • From the section England