Power cut derails UK's busiest hub Clapham Junction
Friday 11 May 2012
Britain's busiest railway station has reopened after a power cut forced it to close, Network Rail said.
Passengers were unable to board or leave trains at Clapham Junction in south London last night after the electricity failure.
A Network Rail spokesman said a "domestic power outage" at 4.20pm caused lighting and computer systems to stop working.
Passengers were able to use the station as normal until 9.20pm, when the station was closed for safety reasons as it became dark.
London Overground services were suspended between Clapham Junction and Imperial Wharf.
London buses and Underground services were accepting rail tickets for passengers using alternative routes.
South West Trains said the station reopened shortly after midnight and passengers this morning would be unaffected.
A South West Trains spokesman said: "Clapham Junction station has now reopened and trains are calling there as scheduled."
Clapham Junction is the busiest station in the UK in terms of rail traffic.
A spokesman for UK Power Networks said the electricity failure had not affected the wider area, and the company's only involvement was to isolate the power supply.
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
UK weather: Warning for more snow and ice as freezing temperatures and gales hit Britain
Three killed at South Korean nuclear reactor days after hackers target country's atomic agency
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
Not specified: Selby Jennings: VP/SVP Credit Quant Top tier investment bank i...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Senior Marketing Executiv...
£40000 - £43000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: An international organisa...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Internal Recruiter -Rugby, Warwicksh...