17 August 2005
West Rail overhead line damaged by foreign object
A foreign object damaged a section of West Rail overhead line next to Tuen Mun Hospital at 9:36pm this evening and affected West Rail services.
During the affected period, detrainment was conducted for one West Rail train on the downtrack near the platform end of Siu Hong Station. Station staff directed passengers to detrain and walk to Siu Hong Station. Service frequency was maintained at 8 minutes between Nam Cheong Station and Tin Shui Wai Station and 15 minutes between Tin Shui Wai Station and Tuen Mun Station. The journey time was extended from 15 to 20 minutes until the close of traffic.
KCRC apologised for the inconvenience caused to affected passengers. The repair work to the damaged overhead line will be carried out overnight.
The Transport Department and the media were notified shortly after the incident. Public announcements and notices were made immediately to inform passengers of the service disruption at stations and inside train compartments. Staff were deployed at stations to provide assistance to passengers.