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Light Rail Transit

Man killed by light rail train in Tin Shui Wai

A Light Rail Transit train of the type involved in the accident in Tin Shui Wai on Monday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A man died after being hit by a Light Rail Transit train and dragged under the wheels for 50 metres in Tin Shui Wai on Monday morning.

Monday, 19 August, 2013, 5:44pm

MTR faces HK$15m fine over Yuen Long derailment

Operations director Jacob Kam (left), Jay Walder and Anthony Cheung. Photo: SCMP

A recently revised fare-adjustment mechanism that penalises any suspension of services lasting more than eight hours made such a fine possible, Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said at the site of the crash.

19 May 2013 - 12:56pm 1 comment

Baby among 77 injured after train derails in Tin Shui Wai

Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the accident site to help the injured. Photo: David Wong

More than 70 passengers were injured when a light-rail train left its tracks in Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, on Friday. It was the most serious derailment in the 25-year history of the transport system essential to the northwest New Territories.

18 May 2013 - 11:43am

Disabled suicide bid over LRT conviction

A disabled man who claimed to have been wrongly convicted of travelling on the Light Rail Transit without a ticket attempted to commit suicide by jumping off a two-storey pedestrian flyover in Tuen Mun.

The man was rescued after LRT officials promised to follow up his claim.

29 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

LRT team beaten up

FOUR Light Rail Transit ticket inspectors were beaten up yesterday after asking two men to show their tickets at Hang Mei station. Three more gang members joined in the attack, using a metre-long wooden club on the officials.

15 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

LRT crashes prompt driver skills course

THE Light Rail Transit (LRT) railway has put its entire driving team on a defensive driving course.

More than 300 drivers signed on for the 70-hour, 20-day course on defensive driving at the Hong Kong School of Motoring.

They were drilled in the importance of staying alert and how to deal with potential crises on the tracks.

28 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

LRT sardine

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'LRT could to better' (South China Morning Post, February 10) and absolutely agree with Grace Kwok on the Light Rail Transit's service.

As I study in Tuen Mun, I always have to travel by LRT. However, I am totally dissatisfied with their service.

25 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Security measures on LRT defended

THE Light Rail Transit (LRT) says it does not need to improve security despite an apparently malicious attack which derailed a peak-hour train.

The railway is the only one in Hong Kong not to have closed circuit cameras on its platforms and is the only one hit by regular if infrequent vandalism attacks.

14 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

$2m spent after accidents

NEARLY $2 million has been spent on repairs and maintenance to Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles damaged in accidents over the past three years, Secretary for Transport Haider Barma revealed.

The expenses resulted from 59 accidents since 1992, but were not all caused by LRT vehicles, he said.

13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

LRT boosts safety after crash deaths

THE Transport Department is planning to improve the safety of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) after a report indicated that a crash between two trains and a coach last month was caused by human error.

2 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Secret report on LRT crash calls for safety moves

SAFETY on Tuen Mun's accident-plagued Light Rail Transit should be improved, a secret government report into this month's fatal train crash has recommended.

But last night the Transport Branch refused to release any of the report's findings or reveal what safety improvements should be made.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Modifying machines

THE Light Rail Transit (LRT) is sorry to learn about the inconvenience caused to Mr Geoffrey M. Higgins (South China Morning Post, November 11).

19 Nov 1993 - 12:00am