Invisible New Weapon German Rail to Use Chemical Markers to Combat Metal Theft

Rising commodity prices have prompted thieves to target copper cables and other metal parts used by railways, forcing interruptions in train service in Germany and other European countries. Now, new invisible markers may help German rail get the upper hand.
Von Alison Kilian
New technology may help Deutsche Bahn in its ongoing battle against metal theft.

New technology may help Deutsche Bahn in its ongoing battle against metal theft.

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