Outage caused travel chaos and cut electricity to almost 1m people in England and Wales. The energy watchdog, Ofgem, is demanding answers from the National Grid after a major power cut caused travel chaos and cut electricity to almost 1 million people in England and Wales. More than 900,000 customers have had their power restored after experiencing blackouts late on Friday afternoon after what the National Grid electricity system operator said were issues with two generators. Facebook Twitter Pinterest People wait inside Kings Cross station, where all train services were suspended for several hours.
National Grid has now informed Ofgem that the system has been restored. “However, Ofgem understands the frustration this power cut has caused consumers. “There were some issues with regard to our outpatient areas and the generator that provides cover ,” the spokeswoman for East Suffolk and North Essex NHS foundation trust said. Facebook Twitter Pinterest An LNER staff member provides bottled water for passengers stranded at Peterborough station.
“We will need to wait for National Grid’s full technical investigation to get to bottom of that. Facebook Twitter Pinterest People walk through Clapham Junction station where the information boards and ticket machines were not working. Trains began to run out of King’s Cross late on Friday night after the station was shut down during rush hour. The first train bound for Peterborough left the central London station at around 9.30pm after all services were halted for several hours.
Passengers were filmed forcing their way through the barriers to try to board the first northbound service. Thameslink said its services would not be running north out of London for the rest of the day. “All trains were stopped while our back-up signalling system started up,” she sad.
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