A theft of electricity cable affected seven AVE fast trains on the routes from Malaga, Sevilla and Cordoba to Madrid last Friday, causing delays of up to 50 minutes. Another 18 slower services were also affected. The system controllers can even say when and where the robbery took place. The AVE signals system between Almodóvar del Rio and Hornachelos on the Sevilla-Cordoba stretch started to act up ¡just after 8 pm. Technicians were able to locate the spot very quickly and the system was back to normal by 9.15 pm.