Thief brings traffic at Masaryk train station to a halt

Czech rail traffic to and from Prague’s Masaryk train station was severely disrupted in the early hours of Sunday after a thief damaged the station’s electric rail-shifting system. The thief was after cables for scrap metal and although he was disturbed by a police patrol he damaged several cables so badly that the entire system was paralyzed. Trains were rerouted to the main railway station for close to four hours before things returned to normal.