In 2022, the Spanish railway company Renfe incurred a cost of 25 million euros due to graffiti vandals. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Nakolei.


According to the company, these expenses include both the cleaning of spoiled railcars and investments in monitoring and protection against vandals. According to Renfe, in 2022, there were 3,559 cases of damage to wagons, in 729 of them attempts were stopped. In total, in 2022, Renfe security officers detained 33 grafflers, and after conducting investigative actions and interrogations, 150 people were brought to trial.

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In 2022, Renfe had to remove graffiti from 80,000 sq.m. wagon space. This required 10.5 thousand man-hours. This all causes train delays, and in some cases, when graffiti limits the visibility of the driver, the train may not enter the route at all, as it poses a threat to rail traffic.

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