31 October 2006
KCRC steps up inspection of large luggage
In response to press enquiries, a KCRC spokesman said, "KCRC station staff in conjunction with the Police have stepped up inspection of large luggage at Sheung Shui and Fanling stations. This also responds to press reports that large tri-colour stripe nylon bags which may contain dangerous goods are being taken onto Lowu-bound trains."
"So far, none of our inspections of large luggage have revealed any violation of the KCRC By-law prohibiting carrying of dangerous goods into KCRC premises of the nature described in the reports.
"However, the Corporation views the press reports as a very serious matter and will continue to maintain a high level of vigilance to ensure that passenger safety is not compromised by these activities of a similar nature.
"The Corporation is liaising closely with border control authorities over the matter," he added.
The spokesman said under KCRC By-law 53, passengers are not allowed to carry any dangerous goods as defined by section 2 of the Dangerous Goods Ordinance (Cap 295) to enter KCRC premises. Offenders will face prosecution, and upon conviction, a fine of $5,000 and six months imprisonment.