Fixing a power failure on the MTR

On my recent visit to Hong Kong I was travelling by train on the Tung Chung Line when a power failure stopped trains. But how long did it take to fix?

Hong Kong bound K-stock train arrives into Sunny Bay station

4:20pm – power failure detected delaying services.

17 minutes later – services back running.

4:50pm – a MTR staff member goes running down the tracks holding a big insulated pole, escorted by two other staff.

MTR staff at work on the running Tung Chung line tracks north of Kowloon station

MTR staff at work on the running Tung Chung line tracks north of Kowloon station

MTR staff at work on the running Tung Chung line tracks north of Kowloon station

6:05pm – services back to normal.

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