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Rail network disruption following power outage



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Update from Assistant Chief Constable Sean O'Callaghan from British Transport Police on national power outage:

"Since earlier this evening, officers from British Transport Police have been working closely with the rail industry following a number of unprecedented power outages. 

 "This has resulted in some 150 train services nationally being disrupted and unable to move. We are working closely with Network Rail and train operating companies to get people moving as soon as possible and we'd like to thank them for their patience.

"What's important is that people listen to rail staff on board trains. Please do not leave trains if they are not at stations. This could be extremely dangerous. Please also check before you travel.

"We know this is frustrating for passengers, but I'd like to assure you every step is being taken to get you on the move and to restore services. 

As ever if you have any concerns, let us know by texting 61016, calling 0800 40 50 40 or 999 in an emergency.”

Passengers are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling. 



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