Glasgow city centre hit by power cut
- 31 October 2013
- From the section Glasgow & West Scotland
Parts of Glasgow city centre were hit by a power cut on Wednesday evening.
Scottish Power said there was a fault at a substation in Charlotte Street, in the Gallowgate, at 22:00.
Engineers reconnected electricity to most customers within 20 to 30 minutes, with all supplies restored by 23:15.
Homes and businesses, including pubs and clubs, were affected. Fans at a gig at King Tut's Wa Wa Hut emptied out onto the street, where singer Francis Dunnery continued his performance.
Glasgow Subway operator Strathclyde Partnership for Transport closed Buchanan Street station during the outage, and redirected passengers to nearby St Enoch and Cowcaddens stations.
Scotrail said the city's High Street station was also affected. No trains stopped at the station during the power cut, and passengers were advised to travel to Glasgow Queen Street.
The outage affected the east of the city centre area around the Merchant City, the Gallowgate and also south to the Gorbals.
A spokeswoman for Scottish Power apologised to those affected.
The power cut came just a day after the southside of Glasgow was affected by a three-hour disruption to water supplies, following a burst water mains in Bridge Street.