Pact (Isère) : The aerial is burning, the TGV is late

Le Dauphiné / Wednesday 9 September 2020

At around 1.15am in the night between Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September […] an SFR/Free relay antenna was vandalised along the Sud-Est TGV railway line, in the town of Pact. After breaking the gate locks with a bolt cutter, the intruders cut cables at the base of the antenna before setting fire to a tyre. The flames spread rapidly to vegetation, destroying almost 1,000 m², while putting the antenna out of use. The fire also affected the circulation of the TGVs, as the installation also manages the communications of the SNCF. Rail traffic had to be slowed down for part of Saturday morning. […]

[Translated by Act for freedom now!]

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