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Tag Archives: railway signalling
Hong Kong’s MTR Light Rail system is something I have written about previously, due to it being one of the more interesting places for a railfan to explore. A unique feature of the Light Rail is the numerous level crossings, which unlike the slower moving Hong Kong Tramways, require motorists and pedestrians to share the road with fast moving light rail vehicles. For these reasons when the Light Rail system commenced operations in 1988, a series of public safety advertisements aired on Hong Kong television to raise awareness of the safe way to behave around the new mode of transport.
With the majority of Hong Kong’s railway network running either underground in tunnels or above ground on viaducts, you might be forgiven for thinking that it is a system without level crossings. However, as with anything in life there is always an exception, so let’s take a look at them.
The other day I had a quick look at the Hong Kong Tramways, while today I am going to have a look at the more operational details. First up is the signalling used (or lack thereof), followed by the remote control of junctions
The majority of the MTR lacks complicated lineside signalling, but thankfully for a railfan the East Rail line has a much more interesting system, based on British practice. So what makes it tick?