The Tung Chung MTR line was suspended for over an hour on Thursday evening due to a train malfunction.

Photo: Franky Yu, via Facebook.

Crowds swelled within Hong Kong and Central MTR stations causing further delays on the Tseun Wan line.

Photo: Adrienne Leung‎, via Facebook.

A train broke down between Hong Kong and Kowloon station shortly after 7pm resulting in severe delays on the line, and on the Airport Express line.

The stranded train at Kowloon Station. Photo: Amy Chan, via Facebook.

The MTR Corporation advised commuters to seek alternative modes of transport. Most services had resumed by 8:30pm.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.