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 purpose.

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 condition.

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 every night.

Do you know...
Question: Which stations' platforms will be the first batch where MTR installs screen door at?
Answer: Tsuen Wan Line: Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok and Prince Edward Station;
Island Line: Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay;
Kwun Tong Line: Kick off at Choi Hung, followed by every single station along the line
Question: When will the engineering project be finished?
Answer: Expected five 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.
Question: How many screen doors in this engineering project have to be used?
Answer: 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 history.


Completed screen door project at Tsim Sha Tsui station offers passengers a comfortable and safe waiting point.
Once the train stops at the end of the day, engineering staff commences installation works for screen doors promptly.
All screen doors have to undergo a series of testing before installation, for safety sake.