Polish rail signalling malfunction could be linked to Russian sabotage
Railways in Poland experienced signalling disruptions over the past weekend, which impacted over 20 trains, with freight traffic being paused for precaution. Currently, the Polish rail authorities are investigating the causes behind these malfunctions, claiming it could be linked to sabotages.
The accident took place on Friday night in Szczecin, northwestern Poland, when an unauthorised radio signal was broadcasted in the trains. As the Associated Press reported, some signals contained the Russian national anthem in the background. Currently, the police are investigating the case, which might be of sabotage concern. “For now, the accident has no impact on the Polish freight trains”, said Miłosz Witkowski, Railfreight Director of Polish Forwarding Company. Railway sabotages did occur this year, but they mostly concerned Russia and Ukraine.
Latest rail sabotage
One of the latest to sabotage railways in Ukraine happened in the Dnipropetrovsk region. In June this year, Ukrzaliznytsia and the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prevented another attack on the railways in the Dnipropetrovsk region and detained one person, now facing life imprisonment. According to the railway company, the accused individual attempted to blow up the railway in an attempt to sabotage the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian armed forces.