Complete Power Failure at Crewe

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  1. ole man

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Crewe station is open again according to National Rail on Twitter.
     
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    As posted above, the station has power, but is currently closed, lots of emergency services there, quite a lot of people just stood around watching
     
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    Wouldnt of guessed, barely any coverage about it - but thats another thing altogether :p
     
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    You are joking michael jackson has died..when was this?
     
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    Yes but extended to 23.30 and it has not been ongoing for 60mins yet.
     
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