England, SW – 60 trains stuck for more than three hours after cables cut

Posted on June 15, 2011

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Sunday, 12 June 2011

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11/06/2011 – VANDALS caused mayhem for rail commuters when they wrecked a signal cable, bringing 60 rush-hour services to a standstill for THREE hours.
Some passengers were so desperate they climbed on to the tracks, forcing the power to be cut and causing further delays on Thursday evening.
On one packed South West Trains service, the guard appealed to passengers with internet access to find out what the problem was – because the phones in his control centre were not being answered.
The request was greeted with laughter on the 6.30pm service from London Waterloo to Portsmouth, which ground to a halt near Woking in Surrey.

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