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Blackout at Newmarket railway station, September 2013

On September 26, 2013 a tree took out the mains power supply to Newmarket station, plunging the platforms into darkness, but not affecting traction power to trains or signalling systems.

Passengers step onto a dark platform at Newmarket station

26 September 2013 18:40 PM
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Signals still functioning, but no mains power for the platform lights at Newmarket

26 September 2013 18:36 PM
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Handful of platform lights running from a generator at Newmarket station

A fallen tree took out the mains power

26 September 2013 18:35 PM
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Contractors work to connect a generator to the switchboard on up platform

It appears they are trying to get a subset of platform lights going, not the Myki equipment

26 September 2013 18:31 PM
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The reason for the power outage at Newmarket - a tree took out the power lines!

26 September 2013 18:24 PM
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Myki equipment all dead due to the power outage at Newmarket

26 September 2013 18:23 PM
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With the mains power out at Newmarket, a contractor jerry rigs a petrol generator up to the switchboard

It appears they are trying to get a subset of platform lights going, not the Myki equipment

26 September 2013 18:21 PM
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