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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.

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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Myki equipment all dead due to the power outage at Newmarket

26 September 2013 18:23 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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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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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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Signals still functioning, but no mains power for the platform lights at Newmarket

26 September 2013 18:36 PM
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Passengers step onto a dark platform at Newmarket station

26 September 2013 18:40 PM
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