Major power failure in Betuwe over

21st October 2011, Comments 0 comments

More than 100,000 homes near the town of Tiel were left without power after an electrical substation in the town broke down due to a fire.

The substation was back on line around 0930.

The Rivierenland Hospital in Tiel did not experience any problems as its “emergency generators worked just fine”, but a number of trains were stranded in the region because points and signals were no longer working.

Mobile phone networks were also affected but are once again up and running.

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