Train Services

Crazy thinking will damage MTR further down the line

The way to improve MTR's service quality is to put money into it, not take money out of it. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The idea that fare increases should be denied if services are not up to a standard deemed satisfactory by some nebulous panel is alien to any rational concept of how a public service corporation works.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 2:21am 6 comments

Above-ground trains to stop under No 9 typhoon signal or higher: MTR

All above-ground MTR train services will be suspended when a No 9 typhoon signal or higher is hoisted.

All above-ground train services will be suspended when a No 9 typhoon signal or higher is hoisted, the MTR Corporation said.

Miranda Leung Chan Che-ming, MTR Corp's corporate relations general manager, said the decision came after the railway registered complaints from hundreds of passengers stranded in stations when Typhoon Vicente hit the city in July.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Metro incidents

July 28, 2011

A train on Line 10 went in the wrong direction due to a malfunction of the signal system. Nobody was hurt.

December 22, 2009

Two trains collided as a result of a power failure caused by a short circuit on Line 1. Train services on the line were suspended.

December 21, 2009

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Trains escape disruption as screen doors fail to open

The screen doors on an MTR platform at Yau Ma Tei station failed yesterday morning, but did not disrupt train services.

The incident happened at 9.30am on the Central-bound platform. Staff had to manually open the doors, which were left open for 30 minutes until automatic operation resumed at 10am.

22 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Man's fall delays rail services

Train services at Lowu station were disrupted for 30 minutes when a man, 32, waiting for a train fell on to the tracks last night. He was admitted to Northern Hospital in critical condition.

2 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Improved East Rail on the right track

I refer to the letter from Nick Foxall headlined 'Passengers the real losers, thanks to poor planning' (South China Morning Post, August 10).

30 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

MTR sees rides fall by 14 million

Fourteen million fewer rides were taken on the MTR in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year.

The 3.5 per cent fall in rides from 401 million to 387 million was blamed on the economic downturn.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Early closing

Train services between Kwun Tong and Quarry Bay will end 20 minutes early from April 13 until late next year to allow tunnelling for a new interchange, the MTR has announced.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Train delay

Train services were disrupted for more than three hours because of an overhead line failure in Lowu station.

17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

MTR souvenir tickets

THE Mass Transit Railway has now jumped on the bandwagon - or should that be the Island Line? - by putting a million handover-souvenir tickets on sale.

Each has a face value of HK$25 and entitles the holder to unlimited rides from midnight on June 30 until the end of train services on July 1.

22 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Trained up

Problems with MTR train services appear more and more frequent these days. Everybody is angry and blaming the company. I wonder if the firm is doing this intentionally, getting us used to delayed services.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am