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Unread 28th September 2011, 20:49   #1
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Default Complete Power Failure at Crewe

All of crewe station is in total darkness,and parts of crewe have no power,
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Been a major gas explosion outside crewe station,.all manholes are on fire.
All of Nantwich road is closed

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Unread 28th September 2011, 20:51   #2
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Blimey.

I assume trains are not calling?
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Oh dear.

With that scenario I would be very surprised if the lines are not already shut or at least will be very soon.
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erm nope,station hasn't been evacuted as of yet though, there has been injuries,though i don't know if anybody has died
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Lot of activity on Twitter in the last few minutes confirming a power failure and explosion.

NRE has just posted that the area around Crewe station is closed with no trains currently running through Crewe

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Start date
28/09/2011
Route affected
All routes through Crewe
Train operators affected
Arriva Trains Wales , East Midlands Trains , London Midland , Northern Rail , Virgin Trains
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Emergency services are dealing with an incident at Crewe.

Because of this, the station is currently closed and no trains will run through the area until further notice. Journeys will be delayed by up to 60 minutes. Northern Rail trains will start / terminate at Sandbach. Further information for other Train Companies will be provided as soon as possible.
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Must of been quite bad,every part of crewe had power surge's.
No trains are calling at crewe, though the station has back up electricity, and is now back up
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'Manholes on fire' suggests a substantial and uncontrolled ongoing release of gas.
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I've heard possible damage to Nantwich road bridge, which go's over the top of every main line and freight lines through crewe
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Safeguard life
Safeguard property
Assess cause
If gas, bring gas escape under control
Assess damage
Evaluate implications

Could be a long night.

I really do hope that any injuries are not serious.
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Some people are saying on Twitter that trains have now started moving, which seems very quick - whether its true or not is unknown.

Sky News reporting it as "an explosion at Crewe Railway Station"
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Sky News reporting it as "an explosion at Crewe Railway Station"
So they say on Twitter.

I hope nobody is hurt. Can't seem to get any further news on it at the moment.
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Unread 28th September 2011, 21:24   #12
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If the incident is limited to the Nantwich Road / Bridge it may be that trains can enter and leave from/to the south. Not sure about the avoiding lines.

I would be very surprised if the Nantwich Road was able to re-open so quickly.

And I actually hope that I am wrong in the latter.
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There is a police helicopter there at the moment
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NRE now only reporting delays of up to an hour via Crewe so that would mean the station should of reopened again
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Sky News reporting it as "an explosion at Crewe Railway Station"
Yes, and now reporting that Cheshire Police have confirmed it as so.

Don't expect much Sky coverage though, not with the Michael Jackson coverage. He has passed away apparently.
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