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Connex - Damaged pantograph and overhead, April 2009

Comeng 532M-T-531M + 542M-T-M (the prototype seating set) became dewired from the overhead on the up side of South Kensington, destroying all 4 pantographs and pulling down a fair chunk of overhead. Passengers from the rear set had to be detrained via the tracks. An N class later picked up the damaged train.

2nd pantograph flipped and broken

25 April 2009 18:52 PM
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Stopped in the platform at South Kensington

25 April 2009 18:53 PM
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First pantograph missing the contact bar

25 April 2009 18:54 PM
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First pantograph missing the contact bar

25 April 2009 18:54 PM
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Passengers leave the train

25 April 2009 18:55 PM
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Passengers leave the train

25 April 2009 18:56 PM
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Carriages abandoned

25 April 2009 18:59 PM
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3rd pantograph flipped

25 April 2009 18:59 PM
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The signal is still cleared, but the train isn't going anywhere!

25 April 2009 19:05 PM
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First pantograph missing the contact bar

25 April 2009 19:06 PM
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Second pantograph flipped and cracked

25 April 2009 19:07 PM
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Damaged overhead wires, missing droppers

25 April 2009 19:08 PM
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Train crew inspect the damage

25 April 2009 19:08 PM
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Third pantograph flipped and with bits hanging loose

25 April 2009 19:11 PM
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Middle motor cars after everyone has left

25 April 2009 19:13 PM
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Passengers waiting in vain for the next city bound train

25 April 2009 19:20 PM
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