The blue Island Line was partially suspended this morning following what was rumoured to be a collision between Central and Sheung Wan station. This led to further chaos at East Rail interchange station and service disruptions as the system coped with over-crowding.
0833 Part closure on Island Line due to train collision at Sheung Wan
— MTR Service Update (@mtrupdate) October 3, 2012
The Twitter feed later reported that a piece of metal hit a train in the tunnel, smashing the driver’s window.
The unofficial source blamed under-staffing and labour outsourcing.
There were no injuries. Information boards were erected in stations and replacement bus services were put into operation…
MTR announcements claim there “was an obstruction on a section of the track near Sheung Wan MTR station. ”
Some perspective from fellow blogger Miss Fong…
— Miss Fong (@missfonginhk) October 3, 2012