To meet the anticipated demand for train service due to various public events taking place in Hong Kong tomorrow (1 July 2014), MTR will be enhancing train services and deploying more staff to provide added convenience and assistance for passengers.
Starting from the noon, service on Island Line and Tsuen Wan Line will be operating at two minute-intervals. The Operations Control Centre will closely monitor the situation and adjust train service on other lines if necessary.
Depending on the situation, individual stations may implement crowd management measures, including the restriction of some entrances for incoming or outgoing passengers only. Should a station become extremely crowded, the Corporation may temporarily close ticket gates, station entrances or arrange for trains not to stop at the station until the crowd eases. Passengers’ assistance is sought to follow the advice of MTR staff and the Police to ensure smooth flow.
“Safety is our top priority in providing service to our passengers and we will be working closely with the Transport Department and Police on the day. I want to thank passengers in advance for their patience and understanding should they be inconvenienced by any measures we have to take to ensure continued safe operations,” said Dr Jacob Kam, Operations Director of MTR Corporation.