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Limited train, bus services greet evening commuters

2019-11-13 HKT 18:32
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  • Bus services remained severely crippled while the MTR said 15 of stations would shut by 8pm. Photo: RTHK
    Bus services remained severely crippled while the MTR said 15 of stations would shut by 8pm. Photo: RTHK
  • The usually bustling Admiralty Station wore a deserted look by 6.30pm on Wednesday evening. Photo: RTHK
    The usually bustling Admiralty Station wore a deserted look by 6.30pm on Wednesday evening. Photo: RTHK
Commuters heading home on Wednesday were met with limited services and delays as many roads remained blocked and the MTR said 14 of its stations would shut by 8pm.

The railway operator, whose disrupted network in the morning left tens of thousands of office-goers stranded, said its East Rail Line continued to have only a limited service.

On the Tsuen Wan Line, stations at Tsuen Wan, Kwai Fong and Yau Ma Tei were shutting by 8pm, officials said.

On the Kwun Tong, the same was true for the Whampoa, Yau Ma Tei, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong and Tiu Keng Leng stations, while on the Island Line, 8pm was the cut-off point for the Causeway Bay and Hong Kong University stations.

Yuen Long Station on the West Rail Line and Ma On Shan, Sha Tin Wai and City One station on the Ma On Shan line were also shutting at 8pm.

The Airport Express would not stop at Tsing Yi and Kowloon stations after 8pm but was to continue running to Hong Kong Station.

Officials in the Transport Department said road traffic would also continue to be affected with most bus routes suspended, and some 110 with only a limited service.

The Tolo Highway was closed in both directions while Chatham Road South towards Kwun Tong was blocked near Polytechnic University.

People in Central were finding getting around difficult as Connaught Road Central was blocked.

Officials said people heading home after work should visit transport operators' websites to get an idea of the travails ahead.