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Weekend travel disruption caused by seven minute power cut

Weekend travel disruption caused by seven minute power cut

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:43pm 14th August 2019. (Updated at 5:09pm 14th August 2019)

A nationwide power cut, which brought trains to a halt on Friday and into the weekend, apparently only lasted for seven minutes.

  • Close to a million people across England and Wales also lost electricity.
  • Some trains from Yorkshire to London were delayed by up to nine hours.
  • The impact lasted over a day.

A nationwide power cut, which brought the East Coast Main Line to a halt on Friday, apparently only lasted for seven minutes.

Around one million people were left without power when two generators failed at once.

It led to some people people being trapped on trains from Yorkshire to London for hours.

National Grid chief executive John Pettigrew says this was a very rare event.

The number of power cuts we have in the UK, is 60% reduced compared to 1990, it is a much more resilient network, despite what happened and the disruption it caused, we have one of the most resilient networks in the world.