The Anonymous Widower

Now It’s Thieves On The Line As Crooks Target Railway Cables

The title of this post is the same as that of an article in The Times on Tuesday.

I was involved in a similar project with British Rail, where they were looking at patterns in signalling cable faults on the East Coast Main Line. My software Daisy was used to display the patterns.

I know in this case British Rail got a solution.

I even have their internal report somewhere!

May 7, 2019 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,


    • When I worked with British Rail, it was at the time of the introduction of fibre-optic signal cables. One of those I worked with, felt that by tepeatedly cutting the fibre-optic cables, the gangs might provoke a return to copper cables. They were wasting their time.

      They did find that some track tamping crews caused more cable breakage that others. The best crews often had someone in the team, who knew about signalling. So in the end, BR cut a lot of breakages by educating the crews.

      Comment by AnonW | May 11, 2019 | Reply

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