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Major power outage disrupts train and air traffic in England

2019-08-09T18:07:14.572Z

A major power outage has partly flattened air and train traffic in England on Friday evening. Kings Cross train station was evacuated in London and passengers were in the dark for at least 15 minutes at Newcastle Airport, BBC News writes.


A major power outage has partly flattened air and train traffic in England on Friday evening. Kings Cross train station was evacuated in London and passengers were in the dark for at least 15 minutes at Newcastle Airport, BBC News writes.

Reports of power damage trickle in from Northeast, Southeast and South West England and parts of Wales. The cause of the failure is not yet known, although the bad weather of recent days may have played a role.

Transport for London, the government service responsible for traffic and public transport in the British capital, asks drivers to be "extra vigilant" on the road. Traffic lights have dropped out in large parts of the city.

Many trains have been delayed or canceled. Travelers have been warned of potential delays, energy supplier Western Power Distribution says it has resolved the problem within hours.

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Source: nunl

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