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Lights Out v2.0

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kmac, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. kmac

    kmac TRIBE Member

    Rush hour power cut hits London

    LONDON, England -- Passengers were trapped on the London Underground as a power outage struck the city during evening rush hour Thursday.

    "We have lost supplies to large parts of south London in the last few minutes as a result of a National Grid failure supply in the south London area," a spokesman for electricity network operator EDF Energy told Britain's Press Association.

    "It's difficult to predict how long this is going to take. National Grid has got to get the circuit back."

    A spokesman for London Underground said 60 percent of the subway system had been halted by the outage, including the majority of services in central London. The failure happened around 6:15 p.m.

    By 7:30 p.m., Britain's energy regular Ofgem said power was returning to parts of London.

    "There was a fault on a transformer system. There was loss of power for 34 minutes, but London Electricity has re-energised the system and it's back on," Reuters quoted an Ofgen spokesman as saying.

    Thousands of people took to the streets as dusk approached. Street lights in some parts of London were not working in scenes reminiscent of the blackout that hit North America earlier this month.

    London Underground said the power failure was having a "serious" impact on the whole of the city's metro network. Rail services from major stations including Victoria, London Bridge and Waterloo were also affected.

    "There has been a National Grid failure which has affected the underground. At the moment we are assessing the impact of that, but it is having a serious impact on the whole system at the moment," a spokesman for the London Underground said.

    He added: "It's also having an affect on some of our buildings. Certainly quite a lot of the network appears to be affected."

    "There will be travelers underground. I don't know the extent of that yet. It's at the end of rush hour, the peak period, so it's a busy time."

    An Underground spokesman told Reuters: "Trains in stations are being evacuated. We're trying to get alternative power sources started."

    A spokesman for British Transport Police said the power cut had affected all major railway stations in south London.

    "There is no power in a lot of stations and no trains running in the whole of south London," he said. "All major stations -- Victoria, London Bridge, Waterloo -- are affected and all main train lines have stopped. Some stations are in darkness and others have emergency lighting."

    Euston Station was evacuated because of overcrowding, apparently because passengers could not get on the Underground.
  2. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    This makes the possibility that the first attack was al-qaeda!

  3. diego

    diego TRIBE Member

    HA HA Losers lost ther power....oh wait.....DOH!
  4. Steve Lawler was unavailable for comment.

    fREAKYjUNGLIST New Member

    its probably jsut a normal black out......
  6. Littlest Hobo

    Littlest Hobo TRIBE Member

  7. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    ha. I thought this had to do with Lawler.
  8. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    I thought british people didnt floss.
    or even brush their teeth.
  9. kmac

    kmac TRIBE Member

    It'll get moved to the prog forum anyway.
  10. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

  11. Big Cheese

    Big Cheese TRIBE Member

    likewise... haha
  12. keld

    keld TRIBE Member

    no lights out. i didnt even know there was a problem till i tried to take the tube to kentish town (aka north kiltown). thank god i didnt get stuck on that shit.
  13. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

  14. TheLiquidFairy

    TheLiquidFairy TRIBE Member

    That would be even more hilarious.

  15. Vote Quimby

    Vote Quimby TRIBE Member

    yes. That was the cause. You know even before they do. wow.
  16. taojen

    taojen TRIBE Member

    but how would they maintain such perfect teeth if they didn't?
  17. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Actually I just finished reading a chapter of a book that pretty much predicted it.. but you're right, we don't know yet, hey, maybe it's a seagull hitting a power line -a much more educated guess.

    It's also pretty well known that the Thatcher form of deregulation privatization was what was used as the template for the current power circus that's currently going on in the US.
  18. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    OTIS FOR PM!!!
  19. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    Celebrity death match: OTIS vs Maggie Thatcher (circa '85)
  20. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    You gotta be careful with Thatcher... she's so tough she bombed Argentina!
  21. then got bombed. Repeatedly.
  22. TRO

    TRO TRIBE Member

    this made me laugh

  23. Hal-9000

    Hal-9000 TRIBE Member

    No doubt. What was that remark to George H Bush on the eve of Gulf '91? Something like: "George, now is not the time to appear soft..."


    And her middle name is Hilda. That name conjures up images of some Eastern Bloc farmhand/masseuse.
  24. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    Dude, all I was concerned about in 85 was taking apart various electronics to see how they worked.. almost killing myself twice in the process.

    But I'd still cut the bitch.
  25. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Gah! You stole the words right outta my mouth!

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