Power cut hits large part of UK

Passengers wait for news at Peterborough station during travel disruption on the East Coast mainline after a large power cut

Large parts of England were without electricity following a large scale power cut causing transport disruption including trains travelling to and from Edinburgh breaking down.

'We believe this is due to a failure to National Grid's network, which is affecting our customers.

Cheshire Police said they were aware of a power cut in the Ellesmere Port area.

The power cuts across the United Kingdom caused pandemonium as commuters attempted to get home for the weekend.

National Rail Enquiries, which is run by Britain's train companies, said "power supply problems are now causing disruption to a large number of train services".

Problems with power were first detected late on Friday afternoon, when UK Power Networks, who control power lines for London and the South East, and Western Power Distribution in Midlands, the South West and Wales both confirmed widespread outages.

Traffic lights have also been affected, and TFL urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads.

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Police were called to busy junctions to man the flow of traffic.

Trains ground to a halt and traffic lights were knocked out after a suspected failure of the National Grid left a large area of London and the South East without power, creating transport mayhem during rush hour.

Train services across England and Wales are facing reported delays and cancellations.

No comment from National Grid was immediately available. Northern Powergrid, which serves the North East, said 110,000 of its customers lost power, affecting the airport and metro system of the region's biggest city, Newcastle.

Thameslink said most of its trains were now at a standstill between London and Bedford.

"All trains were stopped while our back-up signalling system started up", she said.

Merseyrail said all services on the Wirral Line around Liverpool are suspended.

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