Power cut causes chaos
A rush-hour power cut has caused major disruption on rail and Tube services in London and the South East.
Power returned to the system at about 1900 BST but the knock-on effects are still being felt by commuters struggling home.
Network Rail says between 500 and 1,000 trains have been affected by the power cut, caused by a fault with the National Grid.
Train company Connex reported the power went out between London and Ashford, in Kent.
South London was hardest hit and Transport for London said 60% of the Tube network was affected.
Panic in London. People run from trains.
A couple of weeks ago, the Brits used our power problems as a commentary on American society.
I guess the Iraqis are having another bitter laugh.
posted by Steve @ 5:07:00 PM