Cable Theft Disrupts Madrid-to-Barcelona High-Speed Train Link

High-speed train services between Madrid and Barcelona were interrupted on Monday after 600 meters (1,968 feet) of fiber-optic and signaling cable was pilfered from the track linking Spain’s two biggest cities.

Service was halted between the stations of Camp de Tarragona and Figueres-Vilafant, ADIF, the rail network operator, said in a statement. A 19-year-old man was detained in connection with the theft, according to El Pais newspaper.