MAJOR Powercuts in Poole and Bournemouth

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ChrisA

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I can't see a thread anywhere else, but if one has been started i apologise. Well, it's chaos down here at the moment. A fire broke out at about 9 this morning and flames began to reach 100 feet. A power cable came down and electricity has been on the blink. On the blink is a bit of an understatement. Schools and colleges have been sent home. Local power stations are useless. Their backup supply is being shared 3 hours Poole then 3 hours Bournemouth. It went off at school at 1 pm, and only now (7pm) has it returned. At it'll go off again at 10pm. Anyway, have lit candles, matched and so forth a question struck me. What is happening to the railways? I can't seem to find anything specific but all trains are 3rd rail EMU's so SWT are screwed!
 
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ChrisA

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You never realise how much you need electricity before something like this. I got home from school. No TV. No computer. No guitar amp. No nothing!
 
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The railway was (relatively) unaffected, it had power fed from the substation at Bournemouth station as per usual between Bournemouth and Poole.
 

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That is why some people are offline tonight then
 

ChrisM

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We were lucky and just missed any problems but a mate had no power all day. :lol:
 
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