Taiwan earthquake disrupts high-speed rail services to Xiamen and Chaoshan from Hong Kong


3rd April 2024 – (Hong Kong) A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Hualien, Taiwan at 7.58am local time on Wednesday (3rd). The tremors were felt in various parts of Hong Kong and mainland China. As a result of the earthquake, several high-speed rail services from Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Station to Xiamen and Chaoshan have been either canceled or delayed.

The seismic activity had a significant impact on transportation, leading to disruptions in the high-speed rail services between Hong Kong and certain destinations in mainland China. Passengers scheduled to travel to Xiamen and Chaoshan faced inconvenience as their train journeys were affected by the aftermath of the earthquake.

The cancellation and delay of these high-speed rail services were implemented as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of passengers. The railway authorities are closely monitoring the situation and working diligently to restore normal operations as soon as possible.