15 August 2000
EMU night testing
A few test runs on KCR East Rail will be carried out in the early morning during the period from 17 August to 22 August after the close of traffic.The test runs will take place between Tai Wo and Sheung Shui stations on 17, 18 and 21 August, as well as between Kowloon Tong and Sha Tin stations on 19, 20 and 22 August.
The test runs in each early morning will only involve about four and five trips in both up and down directions."The findings of the test runs will be useful for us to confirm the performance of the new control software of the Ktt Through Train," a spokesman for KCR East Rail said.In order not to affect the train services in the daytime which are used by over 770,000 passengers daily, the test runs can only be carried out in the midnight after the close of traffic.
The KCR East Rail apologised for the inconvenience caused.