MTR Corporation Reduces Train Services After Peak Hours

MTR Corporation Reduces Train Services After Peak Hours

The MTR Corporation will reduce the number of trains travelling after peak hours due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong, starting Feb. 11. According to the announcement yesterday, Feb .7, the passengers’ waiting time will reach about two minutes after 8 PM.

Based on the updated schedule, trains passing through Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Island, South Island, East Rail, Tung Chung, and Tuen Ma lines will be arriving every five to nine-minute intervals. Meanwhile, trains for Tseung Kwan O Line between North Point and Po Lam stations will run every six minutes. Train intervals between Tiu Keng Leng and LOHAS Park stations are expected around every 12 minutes.

The slight adjustments were due to the “latest passenger demand, carrying capacity, travel comfort as well as factors including manpower and energy consumption.” After careful consideration, the railway operator found out that the number of passengers declined by 40% in the previous week versus in December last year.

The MRT Corporation noted that daytime services will not be affected by the recent changes. To know the updated average train frequency, go here.

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