Maybe, maybe not. Not the work of “yobs,” say the British police. And I know of one group within Britain that has declared war against it, and that is the jihadists. “Railway signals damage was sabotage,” from EDP24, with thanks to A Friend:
Police investigating the cutting of railway signals between London and Norwich said tonight that it was a carefully planned pre-meditated act and not the work of young vandals.
Thousands of passengers were affected by the damage today and late Thursday night.
More than 20 trains were cancelled while services between Liverpool Street and Norwich ran hourly with delays of up to 45 minutes on the mainline and 30 minutes on local services.
Engineers, working throughout the early hours to pinpoint the cause of the signal failure, discovered it was a precise act of sabotage and not the work of yobs.
The saboteur cut train signalling and fibre optic cables at two points near Newton Flotman, south of Norwich, and went to great efforts to throw investigators off the scent.