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Thieves strike again

Written by on 5 January 2019

Thieves target signalling cables overnight

There was major train disruption on Sheppey after thieves stole signalling cables overnight.

No trains were running between Queenborough and Sheerness following the theft.

A replacement bus service was put in place until the service returned to normal at around 2pm.

The theft was discovered after Sheerness-on-Sea’s signaller encountered a loss of power to the signalling system overnight.

Response staff then found cables had been stolen along the line. This is the second time a theft has taken place on the Sheerness line, a previous attack took place in May which stop trains coming to Sheerness for some time.