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MTR struggles with deluge of protesters

2019-06-09 HKT 15:48
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MTR services have been disrupted by the large number of people heading to the start of the anti-extradition rally in Causeway Bay.

The rail operator said there was an unusually large number of people using the Island Line, and measures had to be taken to prevent overcrowding.

Some Chai Wan-bound trains are having to pass through Tin Hau station without stopping. The MTR said that around 3pm the A1 and A2 exits of Tin Hau and the E2 exit of Causeway Bay stations were only being used for people to leave.

Other crowd-control measures were being implemented at Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok stations.

Some protesters have been forced to walk to Victoria Park from Fortress Hill because of the overcrowded trains.