(ECNS) -- Two trains collided near Central Station during a trial run for Tsuen Wan line’s new signal system at around 3 a.m. on Monday morning.
The two trains were badly damaged in the accident.
Two drivers were sent to hospital as one was reportedly injured in his leg and the other unhurt.
Train services between Central and Admiralty stations on the Tsuen Wan line would be suspended for the rest of Monday, according to MTR Corporation. Central and Admiralty stations were extremely crowded due to the suspension.
Many people said it caused much inconvenience in commuting.
The MTR said it would step up services and urged passengers at Central Station to change to the Island Line at Admiralty Station.
Adi Lau Tin-shing, director of Vehicle Services at MTR Corporation, said the crash was related to the new system being tested during off-hours.