MTR Corp to install platform screen doors at Tai Po Market and Racecourse MTR Stations
New automatic platform screen doors will be installed at the Tai Po Market Station and Racecourse Station on the East Rail Line in the mid-next year, the MTR Corporation told a Legislative Council meeting on Friday.
Speaking to lawmakers during the meeting, a spokesperson of the railway company said relevant work for the installation is currently underway, with staff now adjusting the system to have trains stop precisely to align with the platform screen doors.
Separately, lawmakers raised concerns over the false alarm on the monitoring system of the newly opened cross-harbor extension of the East Rail Line on Tuesday, which disrupted services during the morning rush hour.
Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing Amy Wong Pui-man said the government has been closely monitoring the safe operation of the MTR system.
She said authorities could impose fines on the MTR Corporation upon serious fault requiring suspensions in train services, but authorities currently hold an advisory approach towards the railway company.