Train doors came off at Yau Ma Tei MTR station

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A train carriage’s doors came off at Yau Ma Tei MTR station on the Tsuen Wan line on Sunday morning, Nov. 13, forcing hundreds to evacuate.

The Tsuen Wan line is partly suspended.

According to the MTR Corporation’s website, a free MTR shuttle bus will be operating between Lai King Station and Jordan Station, except for Prince Edward Station.

The MTR said one of the trains at Yau Ma Tei station experienced “failure.” Photos reported online showed doors displaced.

Police received calls at around 9:30 am that the smoke came from the doors of the train as it arrived at Yau Ma Tei Station.

According to the police, an elderly woman suffered abrasions at the time of the evacuation and was sent to the hospital. 

MTR staff and firefighters arrived at the scene.

Images from the scene showed several doors that appeared to have either come off entirely or were hanging off.

Police said they received reports at around 9.30 am of smoke coming from the doors of the train as it pulled into Yau Ma Tei Station.

Other intermediate stations are for drop-offs only.

Passengers crossing the harbor are advised to take the East Rail Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, or Tung Chung Line.

Below are Tsuen Wan Line service changes:

  • Between Central Station and Jordan Station: there will be six-minute intervals;
  • Between Jordan Station and Lai King Station: No service. Only a bus service is operating;
  • Between Lai King Station and Tsuen Wan Station: There will be eight-minute intervals. 

Passengers are advised to make sure they have enough time to commute.