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18 Mar 2019 | 12:52 AM UTC

Hong Kong: MTR Tsuen Wan line closes following train collision March 18

Hong Kong, SAR China News Alert

Tsuen Wan MTR line closes from Admiralty to Central Station on March 18 due to train collision in early hours; transportation disruptions and crowded conditions expected in coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

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Event

Two MTR trains collided early Monday morning (local time), March 18, closing the Tsuen Wan line from Admiralty to Central Station. The accident occurred around 03:00 on Monday during a test of a new signaling system; both train drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries. MTR authorities closed the Tsuen Wan line from Admiralty to Central Station for the remainder of the day and are encouraging commuters to take the Island line or alternate forms of transportation. Crowded conditions and continued transportation disruptions are expected for the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to confirm the status of MTR service, consider alternate modes of transportation, and allow additional time to reach their destination.

 

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