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Floods paralyse public transport

2023-09-08 HKT 04:43
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  • Roads across the territory were flooded as a result of the torrential rain. Photo: RTHK
    Roads across the territory were flooded as a result of the torrential rain. Photo: RTHK
The widespread flooding across Hong Kong on Friday have paralysed the city's transport infrastructure, with bus routes suspended across the city after the unprecedented deluge left many roads impassable.

There have also been multiple reports of road subsidences -- in Stanley, Chai Wan, Aberdeen and Happy Valley. Many roads across the city are flooded.

The Transport Department said all daytime bus routes operated by Citybus, Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) and Long Win Bus were suspended until further notice. Tram services are also down.

MTR services between Shek Kip Mei and Choi Hung stations on the Kwun Tong line are suspended due to flooding near the Wong Tai Sin station. The rest of the line is running at reduced intervals -- of 6 minutes per train from Whampoa to Shek Kip Mei, and 12-minute intervals from Choi Hung to Tiu Keng Leng.

Meanwhile, flooding near Kowloon Tong station forced the operator to reduce the frequency of trains on the East Rail, as trains from both directions have to share one platform at Kowloon Tong. Trains are departing at 15-minute intervals from Admiralty to Lo Wu, while there's a 30-minute wait for trains from Fo Tan to Lok Ma Chau.

Services on the Tsuen Wan, Island, Tseung Kwan O, South Island and Disneyland Resort Lines are also being adjusted with less frequent train trips.

Passenger and cargo clearance services at the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai and the Man Kam To boundary control points are suspended due to flooding.

And ferry services operated by the Star Ferry, Fortune Ferry, Peng Chau Kaito and Tsui Wah Ferry are suspended until further notice, while the hong Kong & Yaumati Ferry Co is running a limited service.
Last updated: 2023-09-08 HKT 09:11

Floods paralyse public transport