29 December 2005
Ma On Shan Rail service affected
Due to a signalling failure at south of Wu Kai Sha Station this morning at 10:16am, Ma On Shan Rail (MOSR) services for Wu Kai Sha Station and Ma On Shan Station were affected with only limited train service provided. Emergency repair was immediately carried out and normal train services resumed at 11:08am.
During the incident period, train service for two stations, namely Wu Kai Sha Station and Ma On Shan Station was affected. In order to minimise the inconvenience caused to passengers, KCRC arranged emergency buses to run between Wu Kai Sha, Ma On Shan and Heng On stations to supplement MOS Rail services. Train service of the section between Tai Wai Station and Heng On Station maintained normal at a frequency of five to six minutes. Continuous announcements were made inside stations and on trains to inform passengers of the service changes.
Investigations revealed that the incident was caused by a contact problem with the relay, which is a component of the signalling system at south of Wu Kai Sha Station. As a result, limited train services were provided between the section of Ma On Shan and Wu Kai Sha stations. Engineering staff carried out examinations and repaired the relay immediately. MOSR services were resumed at 11:08am.
Since the incident fell on the non-peak period and only affected two MOSR stations, the number of passengers affected by the incident was low.
KCRC apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers.