12 April 2006
West Rail's signalling failure at Tai Lam Tunnel
The signalling system of KCR West Rail at Tai Lam Tunnel failed at 11:09am this morning. During the incident, the journey time between Nam Cheong Station and Tuen Mun Station was extended by 10-20 minutes and the service frequency was maintained at 8-15 minutes.
The initial investigation result reveals that a power component supplying electricity for the signalling system at the Tai Lam Tunnel section failed. KCRC is looking into the cause of the failure jointly with the supplier. Following urgent repairs, the signalling system failure was fixed at 11:51am and normal West Rail service was resumed.
KCRC would like to extend its apology to the affected passengers and had reported the incident to the concerned governmental departments.