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A fire door for trains in the Tai Lam tunnel

I’ve written about the heavy steel gates used to protect the MTR cross harbour tunnels from flooding – but how about even bigger sets of gates used to protect them from fire? The longest railway tunnel in Hong Kong is […]

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Flood gates inside the MTR cross harbour tunnels

MTR trains passes beneath Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour through four immersed tube tunnels – but should one of these tunnels be breached, massive flood gates are ready to be deployed, to protect the rest of the network. They hide inside […]

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Building the Shatin to Central Link tunnels at Shek O

On my 2016 trip to Hong Kong I headed to the beach at Shek O and found something odd along the way – a sign for the MTR’s new Shatin to Central Link railway project, despite the nearest piece of track being on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island. So what was the deal?

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Underwater tunnels of the Hong Kong MTR

In Hong Kong there are four railway tunnels carrying trains under Victoria Habour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Here is a summary of how each was constructed.

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Truck blocks tunnel after a 90 degree spin

Here’s a bizarre situation I stumbled across recently – a truck sitting at 90 degrees to the walls in a Hong Kong road tunnel, after somehow performing a 90 degree spin! Photo by a Mr Wang / via Apple Daily […]

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