Written by: Yang Qian
Last update date: 2021-06-20 08:20
The MTR announced at around 7:15 that due to a train failure on the West Rail Line, there will be an additional 10 to 15 minutes of travel time. Passengers are requested to allow sufficient time.
After the incident occurred at Austin Station, the faulty train has been removed from the main traffic lane after the engineering personnel have dealt with it, and the West Rail Line service gradually returned to normal before 8 o'clock.
The train broke down at platform 2 of Austin Station on the West Rail Line, and another car had to push it away from the platform.
During the period, the West Rail Line runs between Tuen Mun and Nam Cheong Stations every 8 minutes; and between Tuen Mun and Hung Hom Stations runs every 16 minutes.
At 7:57, the MTR announced that the faulty train had been removed from the main lane and the service gradually returned to normal.
In addition, in order to cope with the opening of the Tuen Ma Line on the 27th, the new platform of the MTR Hung Hom Station was opened this morning.
The train service of the Tuen Ma Line has also been adjusted: Kai Tak to and from Wu Kai Sha, about 7 minutes.
The weather in Hong Kong today (20th) is forecast to be generally fine with one or two showers.
It is very hot during the day, with the highest temperature in the urban area being about 33 degrees, and another one or two degrees higher in the New Territories.
The southwesterly wind was blowing and the offshore wind was fresh.
A southwest airstream is affecting the coast of Guangdong.
Looking ahead, tomorrow is still very hot.
Showers increased on Tuesday, and rain was sometimes heavy in the following day or two.
A trough of low pressure is expected to bring heavy showers and thunderstorms to southern China in the middle and late part of this week.
Temporary Traffic Arrangements on Hung Luan Road, Hung Hom
To cope with the road works, Hung Hom will implement the following temporary traffic arrangements from 10 am to 6 pm on June 20: All vehicles on Hung Luan Road (northbound) will be prohibited from driving directly to Hung Hom South Road (northbound).
The Guanjingshan Tunnel is temporarily closed to Zhuhai
From 8:00 pm on June 20th, 21st, 24th and 25th to 6:00 am the next day.
The Guanjingshan Tunnel towards Zhuhai will be temporarily closed and all vehicles will be forbidden to enter. The tunnel towards Hong Kong will implement single-tube and two-way traffic.
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