During signalling tests, the two empty trains collided between the stations of Central and Admiralty on Hong Kong island. This would be one of the busiest lines on the network. Both drivers have been taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.
“The repair will take quite a long time and the service between Central and Admiralty … will not be available for the whole day,” its operations director, Lau Tin-shing, told a news briefing.
Emergency services arrived on the scene at around 3 am Monday 18th and found that two trains had collided – one train bound for Central and another bound for Tsuen Wan, a representative from the fire department told reporters at a press conference.
Hong Kong’s fire department is well trained for such incidents with its new training centres train simulation prop. This incident allowed the HKFSD to put into practice its procedures, with no commuters to worry about.
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