Thousands of rail commuters were stranded on trains between Southport and Hall Road at approximately 3:45pm this afternoon (Saturday 18th August 2012) after a power cut that brought Merseyrail network to a standstill between Southport and Hall Road.  Stations are closed until further notice. 

Above: Southport to Hall Road railway line

Above: Southport Railway Station

Above: Hillside station at 5:50pm closed

A spokesperson for Merseyrail said they expect trains to be back to normal by 9:00pm tonight.

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