Two trains collided at Singapore’s Joo Koon station in 2017, injuring 38 people. SelTrac signalling system had been in use at the time. Photo: Handout

Signalling system blamed for Hong Kong MTR collision was also behind 2017 crash at Joo Koon station on Singapore MRT

  • What do we know about SelTrac, developed by French company Thales, and being tested on one line of the city’s rail network?
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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Two trains collided at Singapore’s Joo Koon station in 2017, injuring 38 people. SelTrac signalling system had been in use at the time. Photo: Handout
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Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).