MTR brings passengers to anywhere in
a second through the quick and convenient underground.
What MTR intends to bring to passengers is an enjoyable
journey - from ticket purchasing, train waiting, to moving
in and out of the gate.
What are the ways to make passengers wait for the train
under a tranquil, and safe condition? The mission of
the brand-new screen doors at MTR platforms serves this
To make waiting tranquil and comfortable
MTR is progressively installing platform screen doors at Tsuen Wan, Kwun
Tong and Island Lines. This not only protects the safety of awaiting passengers,
but also substantially enhances the condition of MTR platform. It is attributable
to the station ventilation, and its isolation from most of the noise,
giving rise to environmentally friendliness as well as energy saving.
In parallel, MTR is improving the ventilation system at the station, by
then the passengers can wait for trains under a tranquil, cool and comfortable
Engineering works beats the time limit
This is the first time an
operating railway be installed screen doors
at the platform. To keep passengers and the
train schedule unaffected while proceeding
engineering works is never been an easy task.
Every late nights, MTR engineering staff
have to grasp the mere couple of non-traffic
hours to perform a series of tasks: dismantle
the ventilation vent at the platform ceiling,
followed by installation of every single
piece of screen doors. It would be of no
doubt requiring high standards of technical
skills and experience. Once a screen door
is found displaced, engineering staff has
to promptly dismantle the screen door and
reinstall it skillfully. You know what?
This scene is being staged on MTR platform
Do you know...
Which stations' platforms will be the first
batch where MTR installs screen door at?
Tsuen Wan Line:
Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma
Tei, Mong Kok and Prince Edward
Island Line: Sheung Wan, Central,
Admiralty, Wan Chai and Causeway
Kwun Tong Line: Kick off at Choi
Hung, followed by every single
station along the line
will the engineering project be finished?
months for completion at Choi
Hung, Tsim Sha Tsui and Jordan
stations; while the earliest completion
date for Yau Ma Tei and Prince
Edward stations engineering works
would be within the current year.
In the year of 2006, all 30 MTR
stations will be installed with
platform screen doors.
How many screen doors in this engineering
project have to be used?
||Believe it or
not? When linking up all screen
doors to be used in this project,
a total of 13.5 km is reached
- equivalent to the whole Hong
Kong Island's breadth! The total
number of screen doors is 2960
which topped the world's railway
|Completed screen door
project at Tsim Sha Tsui station offers
passengers a comfortable and safe waiting
|Once the train stops
at the end of the day, engineering staff
commences installation works for screen
|All screen doors have
to undergo a series of testing before
installation, for safety sake.