2nd escalator collapses at MTR Station within 2 days


25th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) In the past 2 days, there have been two incidents of collapse of escalator in MTR Stations. At around 7.40pm on 23rd June, the comb plate on the top of an escalator in MTR Yau Ma Tei Station was jammed and damaged.

As of 10pm yesterday (24th), a similar accident occurred on an upward escalator at Exit A1 of MTR Diamond Hill Station. It is reported that at the time of the incident, in addition to the whole comb plate being damaged, some parts were broken into pieces. Fortunately, no one was injured. After the accident, the escalator involved was enclosed and operation was suspended.