30th June 2020 – (Hong Kong) The COVID-19 epidemic has eased slightly in Hong Kong. MTR, which has reduced the frequency of train service earlier, said that in addition to the Light Rail, Disney Line and Airport Express, the rest of the railway lines will increase frequency of services from tomorrow (1st) during non-peak hours, weekends and public holidays.
Frequency of train service will be increased from every 3 to 10 minutes of different routes to every 3 to 7 minutes. Under the new arrangement, the Tung Chung Line and Tuen Ma Line Phase 1 will provide train services every 7 minutes during non-peak hours, weekends and public holidays, while the Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Hong Kong Island Line, Tseung Kwan O Line and South Island Line ( East Section), East Rail Line and West Rail Line, willl be increased to every 3 to 6.5 minutes, the Airport Express maintains every 15 to 30 minutes, and the Disney Line every 10 to 20 minutes.
As for the train schedules of various railway lines during peak hours, no changes have been made during the epidemic, so they will not be affected by this arrangement. MTR will continue to pay close attention to the situation, including the impact of various factors such as the first summer vacation and the deduction of fares on passenger volume, and adjust train services as needed.