Metal thieves in Germany delay trains
Last year, trains were delayed by a total of 4 thousand hours due to theft of cables and metal parts on railways in Germany.
Last year, trains were delayed by a total of 4 thousand hours due to theft of German railways and other metal parts on the road. The 17 had to watch more than a thousand trains outside their normal plans. Although the number of thefts decreased by 10 and dropped to 2 bin 700 compared to the previous year, the financial damage caused increased to 17 million Euros.
Gerd Neubeck, head of the German Railways Security, told the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that the thieves who risked their lives for a few euros had harmed the German Railway company and the passengers rather than the material damage.
German Railways reported that last year 558 was caught stealing on railways. Measures taken by the railway are trying to prevent theft. Artificial DNA placed in a liquid material, rails and other materials can be detected by stealing parts and thieves. Raw materials are used where the thieves do not work.
In recent years, theft in Europe has increased significantly. The total loss of 34 thousand kilometers on the railway, about 9 billion euros due to theft has occurred. Outside of the railways, cables belonging to electric power companies or cables belonging to telecommunication companies became the favorite of thieves. In recent years, the price of copper has increased considerably. Currently the price of one tonne of copper 7 bin 500 Euro. In 2000, the price of one tonne of copper was two-thirds less than the present.
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