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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Hi,

As per most of the news there have been several power related explosions in London bringing down the Underground and there are reports of a bomb on a bus now too.

I know BT and Telewest (don't PN hang off TW infrastructure a TW employee told me they did) have major problems with Internet and Communications platform. Vodafone VM are having issues - are we expecting PN to be affected as we terminate in London don't we?

Cheers
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Currently everything seems fine in Sunny Yorkshire
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

I'm in Yorkshire too - but at work atm. Hopefully home should stay up then.
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Aye,
We have quite a few connections through PN, at various homes, on various exchanges etc across yorkshire, and thus far nobody has reported any issue.

(And believe me, they just love to call when things go pear shaped Smiley)
LiamM
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Currently, I cannot get to www.bbc.co.uk - first time ever that has been down.
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Seems fine from the north....
Perhaps there may well be some sort of localised problems
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Sky news is also down to me

PN Forum is getting v v slow but I am coming in on a huge corporate pipe so that prob due to sheet number of people in our offices getting on the internet.

We've been advised by our Communications Director of:

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Reports are coming in of further incidents in and around London. We strongly advise against any individuals travelling in Central London. Individuals based in Central London offices should remain in those offices until further notice. All meetings requiring individuals to travel in Central London should be cancelled.


nice...
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

I think you could be right about everyone going on the web, but it seems to be having an effect here now too.
Forum slowing down, bbc and sky down to a crawl
LiamM
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

I can't get to Sky news. Reuters is down too. Time to pull out the conventional wireless, because the BBC Radio Player isn't up to much.
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

I didn't think that this would be power related - seems that it's several bombs on buses (one of them being the most effective) and then definately one bomb on the underground.

Latest news I've seen is here on BBC (If you can get there)
csogilvie
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

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Currently, I cannot get to www.bbc.co.uk - first time ever that has been down.


Hmm, was down for me and others yesterday and was down on 9/11 too Wink
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Taken from the BBC (as others can't get there):

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Several people have been injured after explosions on the Underground network and a double-decker bus in London.

A police spokesman said there were "quite a large number of casualties" at Aldgate Tube Station.

And Scotland Yard confirmed one of several reports of explosions on buses in the city - in Tavistock Place - but said the cause was not yet known.

UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke said several explosions in central London had caused "terrible injuries".

"The health services are in support to deal with the terrible injuries that there have been," Clarke told reporters outside Downing Street.

Number 10 said it was "still unsure" whether the explosions were a terrorist attack and although casualties were reported, no further details were yet available.

Ministers are meeting to clarify the situation and the government will make a statement later, Leader of the House Geoff Hoon told the Commons.

One caller to BBC Five said his friend had seen "the bus ripped open like a can of sardines and bodies everywhere".

And PA quoted union officials as saying sources had told them there had been at least one explosive device on the Underground.

British Transport Police said incidents took place at Aldgate, Edgware Road, King's Cross, Old Street and Russell Square stations.

Scotland Yard confirmed they were assisting with a "major incident" and said there were casualties.

Hospitals have said they are no longer accepting non-emergency cases, BBC Five Live reported.

The National Grid, which supplies power to the Underground, said there had been no problems with its system which could have contributed to the incidents.

'Screaming and crying'

Jacqui Head, from BBC News, who had just left King's Cross station on a Piccadilly Line train as an explosion happened, said: "Everything was normal. Suddenly there was a massive bang, the train jolted.

"There was immediately smoke everywhere and it was hot and everybody panicked. People started screaming and crying."

The train was kept in the tunnel for 20 minutes and no announcement was made to explain the delay to passengers, she added.

Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes, near Kings Cross, told Five Live: "My only thought in the midst of all this confusion is that after the celebration of yesterday (for the Olympic 2012 London success) for people to be evil enough - if it is the intentional causing of death and injury - and think that they can justify this in any circumstances is completely unacceptable."

London Fire Brigade said four crews were at Liverpool Street and more were on their way.

Another passenger, who had left the Tube at Fenchurch Street Station, and walked to Aldgate East, told BBC Five Live that he saw injured people.

"As I walked through the bus station I could see people lying on the ground, black, as if they'd been covered in smoke. There were about three or four people on the floor being treated."

Eyewitness Paul Woloszyn from BBC News, who was at Blackhorse Road station on the Victoria Line, said: "We were told there was a bomb at Liverpool Street station.

"I was on the Tube, and they stopped the train and told everyone to get off and evacuate the station."

He said staff had said the entire Tube network had been affected, and leaflets had been handed out with details of alternative bus routes.

Another eyewitness, Dorothy Molloy, had been on a Tube train at King's Cross and said "staff just chucked everyone out of the station".

She said staff there had not given any details, but she said two passengers she had spoken to had said they had received messages saying there had been bombs.

"People didn't really know what was going on, they were just huffing and puffing and saying how annoying it was," she said.

"People don't seem to be panicked, but there's so many police and ambulances coming into the areas. People are just concerned, and some are just annoyed at the delay."
LiamM
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

It's up and down, fast and slow like a yoyo for me.
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

Go to google, and hit the news link.
Shows you all the most recent headlines, and hopefully is a bit more resilient than the indivual sites.
Admittedly for anything more than headlines you still need to be able to get to the sites though.
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Explosion in London - Network issues expected?

to be expected though the Internet traffic that'll be hitting the news sites.

Got the portable telly out in the office - all public transport has stopped in London and all hospitals there are not taking non-emergencies.

I was working v close to Liverpool Street last year - glad I ain't there now.