A platform screen door at Ho Man Tin MTR station shattered on Thursday morning.

An MTR spokesperson told HKFP that the incident occurred at around 8:30am, during rush hour. A station assistant discovered that a glass screen door near the front of the No. 2 platform had shattered.

Ho Man Tin
Ho Man Tin station (L), Choi Hung station (R) on Thursday morning.

Photographs from the scene show MTR staff cordoned off the area on the platform.

“The Ho Man Tin control centre directed trains to enter and exit the station slowly,” said the spokesperson.

The incident caused delays across the Kwun Tong MTR line. At Choi Hung – some nine stops away – there was extreme congestion on the platform as commuters waited for trains.

Choi Hung
Choi Hung station on Thursday morning. Photo: Kennon Wong Chun Cheung.

After the MTR’s engineers and contractors undertook temporary maintenance work, the issue was resolved by around 9:20am.

Normal service on the Kwun Tong line resumed by 10am, according to the unofficial MTR Service Update Twitter feed.

The MTR spokesperson said that staff will replace the shattered glass door on Thursday night, after the station closes.

Ho Man Tin station opened less than a year ago in October 2016, as part of the extension of the Kwun Tong line to its new Whampoa terminus.

Elson Tong

Elson Tong

Elson Tong is a graduate of international relations and former investigations consultant. He has also written for Stand News.