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MTR Tsuen Wan Line resumes normal service after early morning rush hour delay

Operator says signalling fault caused service interruption

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 8:07am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 July, 2014, 6:04pm

Hong Kong’s Tsuen Wan subway line has resumed its normal service after facing a delay due to a “signalling failure” on Tuesday morning, MTR Corp said on its website.

The failure occurred between the stations Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui, the operator said at 07.26am on Tuesday. The delay added an additional five minutes travelling time from Admiralty to Tsim Sha Tsui. Normal train service resumed by 8.18am, MTR said.  

MTR intially advised passengers crossing the harbour to switch to the Tung Chung Line, which links Hong Kong Station to Kowloon Station.

The company said it carried out urgent repair work to deal with the signal failure.


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These signalling failures are becoming more and more frequent. Doesn't bode well for the future of Hong Kong's once great public transport system.
What exactly is this "signalling failure" that seems to always be the reason for the delays? Sounds about as real an excuse as the "lack of clarity" McDonald's apologized for in the current rotten meat scandal. Oh the MTR does occasionally blame typhoons and thunderstorms also, but apparently they can only do so when the natural phenomenon conveniently happens at the same time with the system breakdown.


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