Rail misery for thousands after cable theft

Metal thieves caused chaos today by stealing cables from a line in Bedfordshire.

The theft affected the Midland Main Line just north of Flitwick - stopping services running between Bedford and Luton.

The effect was felt on services stretching almost 200 miles - as far south as Brighton, and as far north as Derby. Russell Hookey reports.

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