Cable thieves spark hold-ups

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A FRESH incident of railway cable theft, coupled with signalling problems and faulty trains, has caused disruption to train travellers in and around Rotherham.

The latest cable theft, following a spate of incidents in recent weeks, disrupted services at Rotherham station in South Yorkshire yesterday.

Buses replaced trains between Swinton and Meadowhall, Sheffield, via Rotherham Central, with journey times extended by up to 20 minutes.