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Tsuen Wan Line Derailed: MTR train in HongKong

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Luckily it was only a trial injuring a driver. It could have been worse with thousands of people using MTR trains in Hong Kong.

Today, Monday morning commute in Hong Kong was disrupted after two subway trains collided at 3 am HongKong time.

Two drivers were taken to a hospital. One was injured in the leg while the other driver suffered from smoke inhalation.

The collision of the two Mass Transit Railway (MTR) trains happened on the Tsuen Wan Line when the train operator was testing a new signaling system.

Now all trials are suspended until the cause of the crash is investigated. It will take a day to resume train services because the undercarriage of one of the trains had derailed.

In a statement, the Hong Kong government said it “has great concern on the collision”.  Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan has requested MTR Corp to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the incident.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
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