Damaged signal cable found near MTR Siu Hong Station caused by a long metal rod of unknown origin, police report filed

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18th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) At around 8.45pm today, the Hong Kong MTR announced that the Tuen Ma Line services were temporarily disrupted due to a signal fault near the Siu Hong Station. Train services were delayed with trains running in both directions affected. However, repair work by engineering staff was completed and safety checks were conducted by 10.35 am, with services gradually returning to normal.

During the disruption, Siu Hong Station implemented single-track train operations with one platform out of service. One train was parked at the platform, while trains travelling in both directions used the remaining platform. Announcements were made in the station to remind passengers of the direction of trains.

The MTR reported that a signal fault was detected at Siu Hong Station at 8.21am. Upon inspection, a damaged signal cable was found near the station, which was caused by a long metal rod of unknown origin. The engineering staff repaired the damaged cable and reported the incident to police

While the incident was being resolved, trains on the Tuen Ma Line between Tuen Mun and Tin Shui Wai stations were diverted to use the tracks heading towards Wu Kai Sha. Adjustments were made to train schedules with trains operating every 16 minutes from Tuen Mun to Tin Shui Wai, and every 8 minutes from Tin Shui Wai to Wu Kai Sha. Trains in both directions at Siu Hong Station used Platform 2.

After the repair work and safety checks were completed at approximately 10.33 am, Tuen Ma Line train services gradually resumed normal operations. The MTR apologised for any inconvenience caused and urged passengers to check for updates on train schedules via its official channels.