Commuters form a long queue to enter Tiu Keng Leng MTR station on its reopening on October 8. Photo: Winson Wong

MTR closures after protest vandalism indicate fare collection, not public transport, is the priority

  • Damage to MTR stations was mostly to the fare collection system, not the trains or lines themselves. The inability to collect fares is not a good enough reason to suspend services
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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Commuters form a long queue to enter Tiu Keng Leng MTR station on its reopening on October 8. Photo: Winson Wong
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Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Shut down the MTR until further notice

  • Practically every major MTR station and transit hub has been repeatedly vandalised. Shutting the network will let people know the price they are all paying for allowing the unrest to fester for so long

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