1 June 2000
KCRC regrets actions of protesters from Wah Kai Industrial Centre
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation today expressed deep regret to the disruption to KCR East Rail service caused by representatives of Wah Kai Industrial Centre.
A KCRC spokesman said the protest action, which lasted for almost 10 hours, had caused disruption to the order of a few stations, and affected train operations during peak hours. This had greatly inconvenienced passengers and endangered their own personal safety and the safety of others.
The Corporation had to put on standby feeder buses at Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong, Tai Wai and Sha Tin stations in order to ensure adequate services to be provided for passengers. In addition, the Corporation had deployed more than 50 additional staff to maintain order at stations and inside trains.
On knowing the group's intention of protesting at KCR East Rail premises, the Corporation had earlier approached Wah Kai representative and Tsuen Wan District Council Member Mr Chan Wai Yip and advised him not to resort to such regrettable action which would affect the train service used by over 750,000 passengers a day.
Owners of Wah Kai Industrial Centre should follow up with related government departments for clearance and compensation matter.