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Tsuen Wan, East Rail lines closed amid disruptions

2019-11-13 HKT 06:00
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  • Police ordered passengers out of a stationary train at Yau Tong on the Kwun Tong line. Photo: RTHK
    Police ordered passengers out of a stationary train at Yau Tong on the Kwun Tong line. Photo: RTHK
The MTR has suspended services on the entire Tsuen Wan and East Rail lines on Wednesday morning, and reported disruption to a growing number of stations and services elsewhere in the network. Much of the Kwun Tong line remains closed, although some stations have resumed services.

The railway announced at around 11.30am that services on the entire Tsuen Wan line have been suspended, because people have been obstruction train services at multiple stations.

However, some people say they had been stuck on the Tsuen Wan line for no trains running for well over an hour before the announcement was made.

Some train services that had been suspended since the early morning resumed -- including partial services on the Kwun Tong line -- although Mong Kok station and and all stops from Kwun Tong to Tiu Keng Leng are still out of commission.

Services on the West Rail between Tsuen Wan West and Tuen Mun are suspended.

Individual stations, including Cheung Sha Wan, Tung Chung, Hang Hau and Po Lam are also closed, with the MTR Corporation saying that facilities there have been damaged.

Services on the Light Rail system have also been affected, with some stops out of operation, and limited services at others.

With huge queues at many stations, many complained to MTR staff of unclear instructions. Frustrated commuters told MTR staff at Yau Tong that the network "deserved to be vandalised."


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Last updated: 2019-11-13 HKT 11:40