Theft of Copper Cable Causes Major Rail Disruption

QUEENS (AP) -
Sections of cable that were vandalized from the A line in Howard Beach late Tuesday. (MTA/Marc A. Hermann)
Sections of cable that were vandalized from the A line in Howard Beach late Tuesday. (MTA/Marc A. Hermann)

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters in Queens Wednesday because of a massive theft of 500 feet of copper cable from train tracks.

The crime caused delays along the entire length of the heavily used A and C lines, which carry 775,000 riders a day. Copper trades for about $2.80 a pound.