The cost for repairing the trains damaged in an overnight trial run of a new signal system was said to be between HK$30 million and HK$50 million. Photo: Handout

MTR Corp crossroads: Hong Kong rail giant mulls scrapping second backup of signal system blamed for collision

  • Michael Tien says MTR having second thoughts about extra backup for the new HK$3.3 billion signalling system
  • Cost of repairs for trains in Monday’s collision said to be at least HK$30 million
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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The cost for repairing the trains damaged in an overnight trial run of a new signal system was said to be between HK$30 million and HK$50 million. Photo: Handout
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Firefighters survey the tangled wreckage of two trains that collided on the Tsuen Wan line in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

MTR crash firm Thales gives rail operator report into Hong Kong accident that shut down part of the busy line for 48 hours

  • French company’s report sent from software laboratory in Toronto
  • MTR Corporation says it will review it before handing it over to committee tasked with investigating incident
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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Firefighters survey the tangled wreckage of two trains that collided on the Tsuen Wan line in Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
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