27 July 2005
Press conference on the West Rail trains collision at depot incident
Chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) Mr Michael Tien said at today’s press conference that the Corporation reported railway incidents to the Government based on an agreement with the administration. A KCRC spokesman clarified that the reporting requirement was specified in the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Regulations. Details are as follows:
According to the Regulations, an accident is notifiable if it occurs on the railway and

•as a result any person dies or suffers serious injury, or

•it involves a train colliding with another train or any other object; or leaving the rails, and doing so either on a line used for the carriage of passengers or goods or in circumstances where the normal operation of such a line is affected.