Vienna train route closed due to thieves

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 5 Aug, 2014 Updated Tue 5 Aug 2014 11:58 CEST
Vienna train route closed due to thieves

Passengers travelling on Vienna’s S-Bahn trains were delayed on Tuesday morning after copper thieves stole grounding cables.


The line between Wien-Meidling and Hütteldorf was closed but the route was expected to be reopened by Tuesday afternoon.

ÖBB spokesman Michael Brown said that it was "the first copper theft in months."

Five trains had to be cancelled and passengers were asked to travel by metro or bus. The theft was discovered around 10:20am.


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