National Power Grid Failure in London: November 11, 2013

Could North America be next. A national power grid failure in London today (November 11, 2013) effected the under ground tube.

One spokesman for the tube said, “There has been a National Grid failure which has affected the underground. At the moment we are assessing the impact of that but it is having a serious impact on the whole system at the moment.”

According the Daily Mail (UK):

He added: “It’s also having an effect on some of our buildings. Certainly quite a lot of the network appears to be affected.”

He said the failure happened around 6.15pm and there were likely to be a number of people stuck underground.

He added: “There will be travellers underground. I don’t know the extent of that yet. It’s at the end of rush hour, the peak period, so it’s a busy time.”

A spokesman for electricity network operator EDF Energy said: “We have lost supplies to large parts of south London in the last few minutes as a result of a National Grid failure supply in the south London area.

“It’s difficult to predict how long this is going to take. National Grid has got to get the circuit back.”

A spokesman for British Transport Police said the power cut had affected all major railway stations in south London.

“There is no power in a lot of stations and no trains running in the whole of south London,” he said.



About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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