A huge march heads from Tsim Sha Tsui to West Kowloon station, where passengers faced heightened security, as well as the fallout from a signal failure. Photo: May Tse

Hong Kong rail passengers hit with double whammy as signal failure compounds protest disruption

  • High-speed rail link with mainland China beset by technical failure, while demonstrations lead to heightened security
  • Thirty cross-border trains cancelled on day illegal protest marches on West Kowloon terminus
Topic |   Hong Kong high-speed rail

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A huge march heads from Tsim Sha Tsui to West Kowloon station, where passengers faced heightened security, as well as the fallout from a signal failure. Photo: May Tse
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Cannix Yau

Cannix Yau

Cannix joined the Post in 2014 after many years in journalism and some years working for legislators. She is interested in issues related to social justice and won SOPA's Excellence in Reporting Award in 2005.

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung

Kimmy Chung joined the Post in 2017 and reports for the Hong Kong desk on local politics and Hong Kong-mainland issues. Prior to joining the Post, she covered Hong Kong politics and social policies for more than six years for different media outlets.