Garbage and debris lie at a blockaded entrance to Sheung Wan MTR station on November 2. Photo: Bloomberg

Why Hong Kong MTR may remain a target of protester fury even if ‘curfew hours’ are lifted

  • The rail operator’s status as a government-controlled company is what renders it vulnerable to attacks, which happened even before service hours were shortened to limit damage and facilitate repairs
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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Garbage and debris lie at a blockaded entrance to Sheung Wan MTR station on November 2. Photo: Bloomberg
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The past two weeks of reduced MTR services have left Hong Kong’s commuters scrambling for alternative means of transport. Photo: Nora Tam

Are the MTR’s early closures necessary for repairs or a ‘de facto curfew’? Either way, Hong Kong commuters are in for more delays

  • Closing stations, curtailing services were ‘hard decisions’ taken in consultation with relevant departments, corporation says
  • Massive number of repairs, shortage of spare parts mean disruption and inconvenience likely to continue for weeks to come
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The past two weeks of reduced MTR services have left Hong Kong’s commuters scrambling for alternative means of transport. Photo: Nora Tam
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