People stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam TsangPeople stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam Tsang
People stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s rail operator faces setback after new signalling system assigns wrong route to train on East Rail line

  • An MTR source says it is unclear whether the mistaken assignment was the fault of the system itself or human error
  • MTR Corp says it was already aware of the ‘route-setting situation’, having noticed it after staff started testing new system in May

Topic |   Hong Kong MTR
People stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam TsangPeople stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam Tsang
People stand on the platform at Kowloon Tong MTR station on the East Rail line. Photo: Sam Tsang
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