Cable thieves mess up DSB morning commute again – The Post

Cable thieves mess up DSB morning commute again

Copper crooks strike again

January 26th, 2015 7:52 am| by admin

Cable thieves are once again making it tough for Monday morning commuters to get to work. Employees from Banedanmark worked through last night to replace the stolen cables on the Køge Bugt line, but the work is not quite finished and several train lines are affected.

No S trains are running between Vallensbaek and Hundige early this morning. Buses are in place instead.

Line E will run between Køge and Hundige every 20 minutes between Copenhagen’s main station and Holte. Line A between Vallensbaek and Hillerød will run every 10 minutes.

Buses will carry passengers from Hundige and Ishøj to Høje Taastrup where they can then catch  the B line or a regional train to Copenhagen.

Second time in two days
Last night’s cable theft comes just two days after a similar theft on the Køge Bugt line just two days ago.

The thieves look for places where valuable copper cables are still in use. Banedanmark replaces the copper strands with less-sought-after aluminium when thieves strike.

It is still not clear how extensive the cable theft on Sunday was or when train traffic will get back to normal.