Passengers were trapped on trains, traffic lights stopped working and a million homes, businesses and shops were left without electricity yesterday after power cuts across the country. A fault on the National Grid at the height of the evening rush hour led to cancellations and delays on at least 14 rail networks, creating a ripple effect into the night. The sudden widespread failure was unprecedented and brought the most extensive power cuts in recent history. Experts in national resilience called last night for the government to publish advice for citizens on dealing with power losses.
Times 10th Aug 2019 read more »
The UK’s energy watchdog has asked the National Grid for answers after a major power cut affected nearly one million people across England and Wales. Train passengers were stranded, traffic lights failed to work and thousands of homes were plunged into darkness during the blackout on Friday. Some train services continue to be disrupted on Saturday morning.
BBC 10th Aug 2019 read more »
Telegraph 9th Aug 2019 read more »
Simultaneous wind farm and gas-fired power station failures are blamed for one of Britain’s worst power cuts in years as millions are affected – with homes, airports, trains and even traffic lights going down.
Daily Mail 10th Aug 2019 read more »