An anti-government protester vandalises the outside of Yau Ma Tei MTR station. Photo: Winson Wong

Train services to Hong Kong could finally return to normal, but only if protesters don’t smash up stations again this weekend

  • Transport minister Frank Chan asks for week of peace to allow services to fully resume on MTR
  • System was suspended on October 6 and 90 per cent of stations have been damaged during anti-government violence
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An anti-government protester vandalises the outside of Yau Ma Tei MTR station. Photo: Winson Wong
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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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