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Hidden track connections between MTR lines

Thanks to the sheer size of the network, travelling from one side of Hong Kong to another on the MTR usually involves a change of train somewhere along the way. But what if it was possible to stay on one train the entire way? This is actually possible – but with a number of caveats.

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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? 4:20pm – power failure detected delaying services. 1620 Major […]

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Rail milling machines on the MTR

To keep trains running smoothly on the MTR network a wide variety of special maintenance vehicles are used to keep the tracks in top condition. One of these is a rail milling machine.


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Scale model of a MTR works train

Found over at Wikipedia – a scale model of a MTR works train, located in their head office in Kowloon Bay.

Scale model of a MTR works train (photo by TeaLaiumens, via Wikimedia Commons)
Photo by TeaLaiumens, via Wikimedia Commons

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Maintenance trains on the MTR East Rail Line

Every railway needs a fleet of equipment to keep trains running smoothly, usually emerging at night-time after the normal revenue services have finished running. The MTR East Rail line is no different, but unlike the trains seen on the maintenance trains used on the MTR underground lines, the works trains for the East Rail line are a little bit more visible to railfans between jobs.

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