>20 September 2002
Test runs on the Automatic Train Operation System
 
KCR East Rail will carry out test runs for the new signalling system - the Automatic Train Operation System (ATO) in the morning between 23 and 29 September 2002. The test runs will involve one East Rail train running in both directions between Hung Hom and Lo Wu. Details are as follows:
Date Section
23, 27, 28 & 29 September 2002 between Hung Hom and Sha Tin Stations
24, 25, 26 & 29 September 2002 between Fo Tan and Lo Wu Stations
 
Apart from notice being posted up at stations, affected residents have also been informed on the test runs schedule.
"To ensure a smooth running of East Rail trains under the ATO system, test runs will have to be carried out. These have to be done after close of traffic so that train services in the daytime will not be affected," a spokesperson for KCR East Rail said.
The new ATO system for KCR East Rail is scheduled for completion in end 2002. The new system can increase the reliability of train operation and enhance train frequency.