A man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora TamA man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
A man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Coronavirus in Hong Kong: MTR Corp’s passenger numbers plummet amid outbreak

  • Rail giant – already battered by months of unrest – had to suspend all services across border with mainland China
  • Domestic ridership was down 21 per cent in January, year on year, while 40 per cent drop recorded on cross-boundary high-speed line

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora TamA man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
A man sits on an MTR carriage at Causeway Bay station. Ridership figures are down on the MTR, as the coronavirus affects Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam
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