MTR trains crash near Central Station Only drivers injured when carrying out tests2019.03.27
ON 18 March, two MTR trains collided nearby Central in the early hours of the morning. Because the trains were not carrying passengers, only the drivers suffered minor injuries. The trains, however, were severely damaged. This is the first major MTR accident in 40 years.
Early in the morning, the two Tseun Wan line trains hit each other at an exchange nearby Central Station. The MTRC stopped the service between Admiralty and Central, and all the commuters were sent to either the Island Line or other public transport.
MTR executives claim the accident, which happened at around 3am, was caused by a software malfunction while they tested a new signal system. The company that made the software denies this. MTR added that they will try to restore the Central to Admiralty section as quickly as possible.
(This article is published on Goodies on 27 March 2019)