Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has alerted police after two men filmed themselves on top of a moving train in Tuen Mun, a stunt known as train surfing.

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A train pulling into the Town Centre MTR Light Rail station. Photo: tong_dogdogdog, via Instagram video screenshot. Photo:

A seven-minute Instagram video uploaded on Sunday showed a compilation of stunt clips, among them of two men leaping from a raised platform onto the top of a train stopped at the Town Centre MTR Light Rail Stop in Tuen Mun.

As the train pulls away, the pair swear excitedly as one of them holds up his phone to take a video of the night time scenery.

At the next stop, they jump onto the platform and run down the escalator and out of the station.

Smiling and out of breath, the pair exchange fist bumps. “A joy that cannot be expressed in words,” a subtitle reads.

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Two men atop a moving train pulling into Tuen Mun MTR Light Rail stop. Photo: tong_dogdogdog, via Instagram video screenshot.

It is unclear when the clip was filmed. The video remained online and accessible as of Tuesday noon.

MTR Corporation told HKFP that police had been informed of the incident.

‘We are aware of a video online involving people on the Light Rail acting inappropriately and endangering safety,” the MTR said. “We call on citizens to be considerate to themselves and others, and refrain from engaging in inappropriate or dangerous activities that could affect safety.”

HKFP has reached out to the two men in the video, as well as police, for comment.

In another clip – filmed on New Year’s Eve – three men are seen atop a construction crane with a view of Victoria Harbour, where a light show rang in 2023. According to HK01, it was a building site for a five-star hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui under property developer Empire Group.

The Instagram page, which has almost 20,000 followers, features multiple parkour videos shot in the city. They include one showing a man scaling down a housing estate block, and doing backflips on the ledge of a high-rise building.

Clarification 11/1/2023: An earlier version of the article stated that two men are seen entering a construction site and climbing onto a crane. The end of the video, when it was daybreak, shows that there were in fact three men at the scene.

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Hillary has an interest in social issues and politics. Previously, she reported on Asia broadly - including on Hong Kong's 2019 protests - for TIME Magazine and covered local news at Coconuts Hong Kong.