Monday, August 29, 2005

(THIS HAS BEEN DEBUNKED-BUT YOU CAN STILL READ IT IF YOU WANT)Company that hired Visor Consultants FOUND!


Remember that company that hired Visor Consultants to help participate in exercises involving bombs going off at the same time and place as the ones on 7/7? Found 'em.
All this from a great article entitled "Righting the damage" from New Civil Engineer
(Click for Source)

"Tubelines and Metronet are the Underground’s maintenance and upgrade contractors, but unlike Metronet, Tubelines operates the emergency response teams for the whole underground network. As such its staff were responsible for everything from assessing damage to evacuating those caught up in the blasts."

They don't come out and say they were doing an exercise involving bombs. However, this is the ONLY group that would hire Visor, as Tubelines takes care of emergency operations for the WHOLE of the LU. So, not only did this company have people on the ground doing exercises that mirrored the event of that tragic day, they were also the first on the crime scene before the police. Heck, they told the police when they could come in and check the site. Great opportunity to remove any evidence.

“At Russell Square our engineers went in to check the tunnel before any of the police
forensic teams could start. The police couldn’t and wouldn’t put any of their people inside until we had checked that it was safe,” says Peat.

"Next we got the track boys in and they replaced about 30ft of damaged track. The signal team also came in to repair the broken cables, several hundred metres worth. We also had to repair a 22,000KV power cable and both the phone and radio systems were wrecked.”

Sometimes you see pictures of the trains and it seems that the roof wasn't blown off, or the damage wasn't nearly as bad as you thought. This could be explained by the following passage...

"The walls and roof had been blown outwards, and to get the carriages out of the tunnel we had to pull them back in again and fold the roof down. The carriages themselves were then wrapped in a type of large bubbled wrap,” explains Peat.

I wonder if the floor was blown outwards as well...they left that bit out.

I am by NO means implying that Tubelines or it's people were involved in anything at all nefarious. I think it is a possibility that terrorists could have infiltrated Tubelines at some level and used it to their advantage. Let's make that clear. These people were very brave and hard working. It should be remembered that without their actions that day, many more people could have been hurt. Yes, the picture of Tubelines Operations Director Stephen Peat is creepy, but that doesn't mean he's involved. He's probably a very resourceful and competant man. Tubelines rules OK.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Watch this video. Utah rave on private property gets busted by militarized police. Dogs, helicopters, black masks, automatic weapons with extra banana clips, the works.
SOURCE

Between NOW and MID-OCTOBER, THERE WILL BE A DRAFT. INSIDE SOURCE. NO I'M NOT KIDDING. YES IT SUCKS. DON'T GO. DON'T DO IT. WAR IS A RACKET!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Arab Legend


"We know that we are living in world of double standards. In Fallujah, they have created a new vague target,: AL ZARQAWI. This is a new pretext to justify their crimes, killing and daily bombardment of civilians. Almost a year has elapsed since they created this new pretext, and whenever they destroy houses, mosques, restaurants, and kill children and women they said "we have launched a successful operation against Al-Zarqawi." They will never say that they have killed him, because there is no such a person. And that means the killing of civilians and the daily genocide will continue."

-Kassim Abdullsattar al-Jumaily
President
The Study Center of Human Rights & Democracy
Fallujah 14 October 2004

On behalf of the people of Fallujah and for:
Al-Fallujah Shura Council
The Bar Association
The Teacher Union
Council of Tribes Leaders
The House of Fatwa and Religious Education

(This was an appeal from the people of Fallujah to the United Nations to stop the senseless bombing of their home.)

Now Orwell, from 1984:

'Then there is such a person as Goldstein?' he said.

'Yes, there is such a person, and he is alive. Where, I do not know.'

'And the conspiracy -- the organization? Is it real? It is not simply an invention of the Thought Police?'

'No, it is real.

Read 1984 HERE. Read it again.

The resistance in Iraq is very dynamic. It is made up of diverse groups of Iraqis that fight towards a common goal: the expulsion of the occupier. The people of Iraq have a history of resistance. Four major insurrections against the British. They have survived murderous U.N. sanctions and watched their country deteriorate into a wasteland.

Attacks on Mosques and the like are attributed to Zarqawi or minority dissidents. What self professed Muslim would attack a mosque? These attacks are meant to divide the resistance along religious lines. Zarqawi provides the perfect cover for such operations. Zarqawi is also used, so the state fiction of "foriegn fighters" remains intact. Wouldn't want the imperial audience at home to think "everyday Iraqis" would participate in The Resistance. As occupiers, the United States has not taken into account that almost 30% of Iraqis are intermarried Sunnis and Shi'as. The fictions are so fantastic, you have to wonder...who is this show really for? The Iraqis? Or us?

Monday, August 22, 2005

"The Tunisian" problem




OK, pinch me and tell me I'm dreaming.

On the 3rd of April 2004, it was reported by the AP that Judge Juan del Olmo, the investigating magistrate assigned to the Madrid train bombings, issued an international arrest warrant for five people and Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet("The Tunisian"). Six total.
Source

Then I find this. The men you see profiled above to the left were featured in a April 2nd, 2004 CNN Article (Source). The CNN peice goes into how the Judge issued his International Arrest Warrants for six people. Here are the six people. In fact, the picture is entitled "story.spain.warrants.jpg". Check out the picture of "The Tunisian". How in the @%*! did they get that picture? That was from the footage of the apartment suicide!!!

"Hey, look out for this guy. It's "The Tunisian"!

"Where'd you get that picture of him?"

"Oh, when he committed suicide in this apartment, he made a video just before the explosion. We took a still from it. Look out, he's still on the loose!"

"But....but...???"

Spanish Govt. Propaganda Jumps Shark on Train Bombing Terrorist Suicide Apartment


On Saturday April 3rd, 2004, three weeks after the Madrid train bombings of March 11th, Spanish authorities surrounded an apartment where terrorists (believed to be involved in the March bombings) were hiding out. As the police closed in, the terrorists blew themselves up.

First authorities reported that three terrorists committed suicide, but were not sure because of damage to the bodies. The same article said that the mastermind of the train bombings, Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet (AKA "The Tunisian", pictured), got away from the doomed apartment. Judge Juan del Olmo, the investigating magistrate, even issued an international arrest warrant for five people and Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet,(Ahem,"The Tunisian"). So they were pretty sure he got away.
Associated Press Source

Two days later on April 5th, reports changed to five dead, including the "mastermind", Sarhane Ben Abdelmajid Fakhet, (Dun Dun Duhhh!!!) "The Tunisian"! Two or Three suspects may have fled the scene.
China Daily Source

By April 9th, the estimate was switched to seven dead. However, reports of suspects fleeing the scene were left out. A video is found at the bombed out apartment. Three men are seen on it, including the dreaded "Tunisian". The video was made as police closed in and includes threats of further attacks if Spain does not pull out from Iraq.
BBC Source

On December 22nd, the BBC reported that a new "mastermind" had been found. Hasan al-Haski. He was charged with planning the attacks in Madrid on the 11th of March.
BBC Source

On August 17th 2005, a suspect was apprehended that had fled the apartment on April 3rd, 2004. Amazingly, Abdelmajid Bouchar (a wanted terrorist), decided to take out the trash. When he noticed the police he yelled a warning and ran. He got away because he was a "competitive distance runner". I couldn't make this ---- up. There were more than 10 police(some articles say 15) injured in the blast. A "special forces agent" died. Yet another terrorist known to have fled the scene, Mohamed Afalah, is reported still at large. The news fails to mention if Mohamed Afalah was also a competitve distance runner, or if he was helping to take out the trash as the police closed in.
Reuters Source

Saturday, August 20, 2005

LISTEN UP!

I HAVE IT ON "GOOD AUTHORITY", THAT WITHIN THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS, THE DRAFT WILL BE REINSTATED. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. (Trust Me.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Fun with Anagrams




Thank THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD and the folks at Niligon Labs for this amazing find!
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"Your ‘legend’ is your cover story, in intelligence parlance; the
lie that holds together long enough to let you slip away..."
-911 truth seeker, filmaker, author Daniel Hopsicker of Mad Cow Prod.
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"...past identities—‘legends’ in CIA parlance."
-From the spook book "Legends" (Click for a look see)

High Tech VS Low Tech



According to the BBC, on 4/3/04 Spanish authorities found a bomb attached to a rail in Madrid. The bomb was found to be of the same make and type of the bombs used on 3/11/04.

"Bomb disposal experts found between 10 and 12kg (22-24lb) of explosives, which were connected to a detonator with a 135m cable."
Click for Source

The bomb was also the same weight as the bombs used on the trains.

"All four trains had passed through Alcala de Henares station on their way to the Atocha terminus in the city centre. As each one stopped, the bombers loaded bags packed with about 10kg of explosives onboard."
Click for Source

So what kind of damage does 23 lbs.(10-12kg.) of high explosives do? Look at the Madrid train in the picture above.

Do the two look similar? The Madrid train looks worse. Still, you'd have to say that the London train was hit by at least half of what hit the Madrid train. Say 10 lbs, for the sake of argument. 10 pounds of "High Explosives". The AP reported on the London bombs:

"...the forensic investigation suggests that each device used had less than 10 pounds of high explosives,'' Hayman said. The weight of explosives was smaller than recent bombs detonated in the Middle East.


"...less than 10 pounds...". So, I'm SOLD on the idea that the explosives used in London were High Explosives of a higher end commercial grade (as in Madrid), if not military.

We all know that the authorities in Britain and elsewhere first described the explosives as military or high grade. Then, all of a sudden the story changed to "homemade" bombs. Bombs assembled from drugstore bought materials.

"The suicide bombers cooked up their explosives using mundane items like hydrogen peroxide. They stored them in a fancy commercial refrigerator that was out of place in their grimy flat. And cell phones likely were used to set them off."
-AP
Click for Source

"The bombs used, all under 10 lbs, were likely to have been carried in rucksacks.
Explosives expert Andy Oppenheimer, of Jane's Information Group, said: "These could have been home-made devices, they would not have been difficult to make.”
-YNET
Click for Source

I will safely assume that military and commercial grade explosives are more powerful than anything that can be assembled from scratch. To match the intensity of a military or commercial explosive (pound for pound), you would have to have many MORE lbs. worth of the homemade explosive. I mean, I don't have the stats on that, but it stands to reason.

No one has retracted the weight of the bombs used on 7/7. They only changed it's quality.

But there lies the problem with all this. "Less than 10 pounds" of "Homemade material" could NOT have done the damage in London. Maybe 12 or 14 pounds of High Explosives, but not the stuff you make with fingernail polish and beeswax, or whatever they supposedly used.

London Investigation is first stage of the Hegelian dialectic process.



"These are people who lie to their wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, lovers, brothers and sisters. They are members of a covert organisation which is extremely difficult to penetrate," said one Whitehall official.

"Consequently, trying to find the brains behind the attack has now become the main aim of OPERATION THESIS, the code name for the investigation."

MI5: we did not receive a warning
Telegraph
7/17/05
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THESIS-ANTITHESIS-SYNTHESIS. 'Nuff said.

Echos of Madrid



It's really not that far fetched that the explosions were under the train. Authorities found a bomb planted on the railway in Madrid just after the bombings on 3/11. It was composed of the same material that was used on the trains. The only thing missing was the detonator. Why throw away a perfectly good cell phone, right? Don't believe me?
Click Here for Source!

Speaking of Madrid, I overlapped the trains again using the BBC's pics (Thank You BBC!!!).

Not exactly a pattern. Well, except the obvious pattern of 1-2-3-4 when you take them out of "sequence". The time in the Video capture doesn't seem to add up with the official timeline either.

We know that only one possible bomber died out of all the explosions that took place in Madrid. One. Pretty good chance the other bombers left the site long before. We know for a fact that the Madrid bombers used timing devices (cell phones). We know the London authorities found evidence of timing devices, even though the story has been buried.

Signature left at 7/7 bomb sites?



These pictures were taken from the BBC . They were on three different pages. When arranged together in this manner, the explosion points make a straight line. Another coincidence? Liverpool/Aldgate has always been reported as the "First" explosion. The explosions have been reported as simultaneous and within a minute of one another.

Is it possible that the explosives were placed under the carriage? This “bomb line” could be a signature from the person(s) involved that this was very methodical and deliberate. Maybe only intelligence is supposed to pick up on the “joke”. No matter what time the bombs went off, the line remains.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Bomb explodes at Liverpool Station?

According to Metronet, "the bomb at Aldgate had been detonated on a train heading east on the outer Circle line track from Liverpool Street." Some eyewitness accounts support this...

"I had just got on to the westbound Circle Line train, second rear carriage, at Liverpool St Station. The explosion seemed to come out of the tunnel leading from Aldgate." -MICHAEL WREN
Source

There are, however, accounts of a blast taking place at Liverpool Station itself. One eyewitness featured below describes the lights flickering before the explosion took place. Power surge? Remember, Cambridge dancer Bruce Lait(Who was in the carriage where the bomb went off)said...

"We'd been on there for a minute at most and then something happened. It was like a huge electricity surge which knocked us out and burst our eardrums. I can still hear that sound now," he said.
Source

It is important to remember that many of these unfortunate people were in shock. All the same...

LISA CURTIS, NEAR LIVERPOOL STREET July 7th, 2005 (Remarking on Liverpool platform)

"People were evacuated immediately. I overheard one lady saying to a police officer that it looked like someone had left what looked like a brown jumper on the platform and it exploded."

Smoke filled the platform and people were evacuated.
Source

LEE ROGERS

"I was at the station when the explosion happened. I had just arrived on the eastbound Circle/District line station at Liverpool Street. As usual, I walked down to the far left hand side of the platform. I had only been there for a minute or two when a train pulled up on the other side platform (westbound).

The doors opened and as everyone was starting to get off, I saw a few lights starting to flicker overhead and then there was an explosion on the opposite side to me, just behind the train that had just pulled in.

As you can imagine there were quite a few people panicking and quite a number of people started screaming and running towards the exit."
Source

MICHAEL DUNN

"I had just got on tube at Liverpool Street and just before the doors shut, an explosion went off in the next carriage. Lights went out and people calmly left the tube. There was smoke coming from the carriage."
Source

Dunn's report is very interesting. He says he's at Liverpool station, he sees the explosion happen and then sees smoke pouring from the carriage. What's not right here? I mean, I know all those reports about people THINKING that the bomb went off at the station but were only feeling the shockwave from the tunnel where the blast allegedly took place. That's why there were six bombs reported at first instead of three. How does this account for exploding brown jumpers, carriages in full sight from the platform exploding, etc.? Multiple bombs? Maybe the one on the platform/carriage at Liverpool was an incindiary device, some of which do pop when they go off. Madrid comes to mind. The bombs went off on the train, the people got to the platform and then secondary devices went off. In any case, I've got a contact that was on the train that was hit, and who helped people at one of the stations. I'll try to get some info from them later. Your comments/criticisms are VERY welcome.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


I don't mean to sound like a broken record but...

"A full assessment revealed damage was confined to CABLING CARRYING SIGNALLING INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER. Ultrasonic inspections confirmed the rail was undamaged."

FROM:
Metronet Rail completes repairs at Edgware Road

That's right, EDGWARE -AND- ALDGATE had exactly the same damage; Signalling, communications, and power cabling.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


"The vandals targeted two seperate sections of track four miles apart near the village of Newton Flotman."
Vandalism hits train services
17 June 2005

Again, more coincidences. The attack on the rail in June covered around FOUR MILES. Look at the map of the attacks on the London Underground. Sure looks like FOUR MILES to me. Definately a test.

Monday, August 08, 2005

RETURN OF THE PHANTOM CABLE CUTTERS!

"The bomb at Aldgate had been detonated on a train heading east on the outer Circle line track from Liverpool Street. A full assessment, including ultrasonic testing of the rails, revealed MAJOR DAMAGE ONLY TO CABLES USED FOR SIGNALLING, POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS. These are over 40 years old although some were replaced 10 years ago as part of a new centralised signalling control system. The tunnel, which is early 20th century, was undamaged."
(Emphasis mine)

From:

Bomb damage assessment from the Metronet Homepage

Signalling, Power, Communications. Doesn't this sound familiar to you? C'mon, you remember. The attack on the Line just south of Norwich. June 17th, 2005. Only those specific cables were messed with. I'm positive that was a test of some sort.

Here's the recap:

Vandalism hits train services
17 June 2005
ITV

"The Norwich-London mainline has been hit by a wave of delays and cancellations after vandals attacked signalling equipment last night.

The attack was discovered when signals and power circuits began malfunctioning at around 10pm on Thursday evening. Repair crews were shocked to find several signalling circuits and a 650-watt power cable had been cut. The vandals targeted two seperate sections of track four miles apart near the village of Newton Flotman. Repair crews told Anglia News that the attack appeared well planned and had been designed to cause maximum disruption."

Source


Vandals cause day of rail misery
18 June 2005
East Anglian Daily Times

"The two attacks, which saw signalling and communication cables cut near Tharston and Newton Flotman, just south of Norwich, are thought to have happened on Thursday night."

Source

Sunday, August 07, 2005


Check this out:

Investigators pick through London carnage
Friday, July 8, 2005

"LONDON, England (CNN) -- As Friday dawns in London, investigators are picking through the carnage created by a coordinated bomb attack on three of the city's Underground trains and a double-decker bus."

"Police do not know whether suicide bombers carried out the attacks or whether bombs had been left in packages on the Underground or in buses, according to Brian Paddick, Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner."

"Paddick said it wasn't clear whether the bombs were on the trains or in the tunnels."

"U.S. law enforcement sources said investigators have discovered remnants of timing devices that may have been used in the train explosions -- but that no such fragments have been found at the site of the bus blast."


.....So, how about that. It seems the police were as baffled as we are now, as to where the bombs were. Was there any indication that the bombs WERE in "the tunnels"? Did any of the damage indicate that the bombs were outside the train? Wouldn't that be easy to find out? It's not like the entire carraige dissapeared into thin air. Metal will either twist in or out, depending on where the blast took place. The US law enforcement sources sounded very sure about the timers. Hell, they said actual remnants (fragments, if you will) had been found. Not at the site of the bus bombing, though. They didn't find evidence of timers there.


Timers are mentioned in this article as well:

Subway Bombs Said Triggered By Timers
United Press International

"Investigators say three terrorist bombs in the London subway apparently were detonated by timers, not suicide bombers, it was reported Friday."


....The bombs were either set off by individuals or were set off with timers. As reported in the Financial Times on August 5th:

Prof Hans Michels, an explosives expert at Imperial College London, said: "Suicide bombers do not need timers to set off their bombs, nor do they need alarm signals from mobile phones, as they are likely to set off their deadly weapons themselves once they are in their dreadful target scenario."

...So you can't have it both ways....OR CAN YOU?...look at this little nugget that came up days after the attacks...

London Bombing Evidence Points To Suicide
Jul 12, 2005
CBS

"Sources told CBS News Correspondent Sheila MacVicar that part of a timer was found embedded in the flesh of one of the suspected suicide bombers."

.......Wow. Embedded in his flesh. So, the suicide bombers used timers after all. Sure. What a terrible spin piece. Granted, the expert advice from Pof Hans Michels didn't become public until a month later. Sounds like they tried to spin the idea of timers, but it just wouldn't stick.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

SUPPORT THE TROOPS!


From the article entitled:

"Offensive by U.S. aims to hunt down insurgents"

Knight Ridder/Tribune

August 6, 2005

"If someone shoots at you, you waste the m-----------," said Estrada, 32, of Kearny, N.J. "When you go back to Camp Lejeune [in North Carolina], these will be the good old days, when you brought ... death and destruction to-what the f--- is this place called?"

A Marine answered in the darkness:"Haqlaniyah."

Estrada continued: "Haqlaniyah, yeah, that. And then we will take death and destruction to Haditha. Hopefully, we'll stay until December so we can bring death and destruction to half of f------- Iraq."

The flatbed truck erupted in a storm of "Hoo-ahs."

Friday, August 05, 2005

Leave it to the pro.




From a recent CFR publication:

He says that if Iran secures nuclear weapons, nonproliferation may cease to be a "meaningful policy, and then we live in a world of multiple nuclear centers. And then we'd have to ask ourselves what the world would look like if the [terrorist] bombs in London [on July 7] had been nuclear and 100,000 people had been killed." Asked if he favored military action against Iran if diplomacy failed, he says, "I'm not recommending it but, on the other hand, it is a grave step to tolerate a world of multiple nuclear weapons centers without restraint. I'm not recommending military action, but I'm recommending not excluding it."

CFR publication

New York Times article

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Which came first? The Explosion or the Surge?


Click to enlarge.

People are returning to the Power Surge idea. According to Wikipedia, the power surge could have been the result of power being CUT. It goes on to say that the surge could have been caused by the EMP emitted from a nuclear device...so we have a connection to "military grade explosives" and power surges as well. After all, the Times Online reported:

Similar components from the explosive devices have been found at all four murder sites, leading detectives to believe that each of the 10lb rucksack bombs was the work of one man. They also believe that the materials used were not home made but sophisticated military explosives, possibly smuggled into Britain from the Balkans.

"The nature of the explosives appears to be military, which is very worrying," said Superintendent Christophe Chaboud, the chief of the French anti-terrorist police, who was in London to help Scotland Yard.

What's most interesting is...

"...the contradiction between the Transport Police, Metronet and the National Grid. The former two declared there WAS a power surge which "caused the explosions". The latter - the National Grid, DENIED there was ever a power surge."

This is from a great article entitled:
London Bombings: Electrical Surge Connected to Menezes Shooting?
Prison Planet | August 3 2005
By F Napoli

Initial reports of a power surge

So is it a


A timeline from the BBC concerning the explosions on the London underground. It's the first time I've seen a reference to "Power cuts"
or "Cables" at all. This must be just before they said POWER SURGE. Huzzah!

0924 British Transport Police say the incident was possibly caused by a collision between two trains, A POWER CUT or a POWER CABLE EXPLODING. Police report "walking wounded".

0915 Press Association reports emergency services called to London's Liverpool Street Station after reports of an explosion.

0849 An incident on the Metropolitan Line between Liverpool Street and Aldgate is reported to British Transport Police.

(Emphasis Mine)

Source Here

Cable Cutting Phantoms in the Nigh-ee-ite


Click the Image for a larger veiw.

The article below deals with some very suspicious activity on an English train line in the month before the 7/7/05 attacks on the London Underground. Not your normal fare of dumping a shopping cart on the tracks, this is much more INVOLVED. Given the nature of these attacks, could this have been a test run of some sort? Are CCTV cameras powered by the communications cable? It just seems too singular. Aren't there easier ways to screw with the tracks, besides running up three miles of track with enough people to lift heavy concrete troughs, using specialized equipment to cut through......no way. There's something more to this. The original link can be found here.

East Anglian Daily Times
Vandals cause day of rail misery
18 June 2005 06:37
By Mark Heath

RAIL passengers faced a day of delays after an "appalling act of vandalism" saw criminals cut through vital cables on the main line to London.

The vandalism threw the timetable into chaos, with a "substantially reduced" service provided for people travelling between East Anglia and the capital.

The two attacks, which saw signalling and communication cables cut near Tharston and Newton Flotman, just south of Norwich, are thought to have happened on Thursday night.

Network Rail technicians were forced to work through the night to find the damage and make repairs, while signallers had to resort to manual methods to keep trains moving.

The attack caused hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage and 50 engineers were called in to work on the repairs.

Jon Wiseman, Network Rail route director, said: "It appears that somebody committed this appalling act of vandalism with the deliberate aim of causing as much disruption to train services as possible."

Commuters faced delays of up to 45 minutes in the morning rush-hour yesterday, with services between Diss, Stowmarket and Norwich among the worst affected.

It is thought the attacks, which are being investigated by British Transport Police, may have been carried out by more than one person because heavy concrete troughs were moved to allow access to the cables.

Mark Phillips, operations and planning director for train operator One, said: "It is of extreme concern to us that an act of such wanton and premeditated vandalism has been carried out.

"I am sorry that the vandals' action has disrupted train journeys for thousands of our passengers - we are working with Network Rail and the British Transport Police to ensure that everything possible is being done to identify those responsible."

Sergeant Andy Cook, of British Transport Police, said the problem had first been highlighted at about 9.40pm on Thursday when a signalling fault had been recorded in Norwich.

"Because of that a team of engineers were sent out to inspect. Whilst carrying out inspections a power trip occurred, indicating that a second incident had occurred elsewhere," he added.

"They then carried out a search of the line, found the problem and eventually, at two separate locations, some cables were found to be cut alongside the railway line."

Sgt Cook continued: "The power cable to the signals had also been cut through, which is a concern because it would have been very dangerous and you would have expected the person who did it to receive injuries, unless they knew exactly what they were doing.

"You could surmise that someone would need to have a fair degree of knowledge to do what they did. You would need to have heavy-duty cable cutters or specific tools to do it.

"Scenes of crime officers have investigated and have taken items away for forensic analysis. This was a deliberate, malicious act to disrupt the rail service."

Services were back to normal by 5pm yesterday, in time for the evening rush-hour. Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 01603 623402.

mark.heath@eadt.co.uk