An entrance at Diamond Hill MTR station is blockaded. Photo: James Wendlinger

Hong Kong’s MTR closes half of its stations to prevent damage to facilities and reduce risks to human lives

  • Closures start early in the morning with 47 of 94 stations closed by 11pm
  • Federation of Railway Trade Unions vice-chairman Tam Kin-chiu praises swift move, hoping normal services will be resumed on Wednesday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An entrance at Diamond Hill MTR station is blockaded. Photo: James Wendlinger
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Famed for its hectic streets, several routes in Hong Kong on Tuesday looked abandoned. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong protests turn city into ‘ghost town’ with shopping centres, restaurants shut, as MTR network crippled amid major National Day unrest

  • More than 25 shopping centres close for day of protests, that once again descend into violence across swathes of city
  • The few visitors out and about on Tuesday struggle to find much open, while many key railway stations are shut
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Famed for its hectic streets, several routes in Hong Kong on Tuesday looked abandoned. Photo: Winson Wong
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