Mass Transit Railway (MTR) trains collide near Central station during a signal system trial in Hong Kong, 18 March 2019

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The collision was stated to have concerned a “modernised practice” and occurred throughout a sign trial

Two subway trains have collided throughout a brand new sign system take a look at in Hong Kong, halting companies and threatening journey disruption for tens of millions of commuters.

The incident occurred between the Central and Admiralty stations earlier than the service was open to the general public early on Monday morning.

Whereas the trains had no passengers on board, each drivers have been taken to hospital.

Rail officers warned that repairs have been more likely to take “fairly a very long time”.

Community operator Mass Transit Railway (MTR) stated sections of the Tsuen Wan Line had been suspended and urged commuters to keep away from the route affected and to make use of different types of transport if potential.

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Neither of the 2 trains concerned have been carrying passengers on the time

MTR said the collision near Hong Kong’s main business districts involved a “modernised train” that had since been returned to its depot for inspection.

An investigation into the incident is now beneath means.

Additional disruption was brought on in a while Monday morning when a girl fell on to the tracks at Kowloon Tong station, inflicting a short lived suspension of service in that space.

Hong Kong’s subway community is utilized by as much as six million folks throughout weekdays, Reuters information company stories.