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We want your ideas for tackling cable theft
BBC News report about initiatives to reduce cable theft
Cable theft costs our industry millions.
Through our innovation and suggestion scheme, we are empowering people from all parts of the rail industry to share their novel ideas and help us to tackle this problem.
If you have a solution to one of our challenges please send Alison Clarke, our cable theft programme manager, an outline of your idea using our online form:
Our response on the ground to cable incidents is getting quicker, however the jointing and testing of cables can still be a lengthy process. Hand signalling is resource-heavy and not possible on every occasion. How can we improve the way we get trains on the move when the signalling is damaged or down?
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How can we better communicate to passengers when the cause of delay may not be known and the situation is constantly developing as information is received from site?
CCTV, forensic marking (Smartwater, Red Web etc), trembler alarms and security teams are all being used to protect the infrastructure. What can we do to better protect our shared assets?
How can we better share the information held in different parts of the industry to give a full picture of the impact of cable theft on our businesses, our customers and wider society?
Anti-cable theft campaign poster