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MTR service halted after man jumps from train’s emergency exit

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Source: Ejinsight/ Apple Daily

 

 

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A 27-year-old man jumped onto the railway tracks from the emergency exit of the train on the Tseung Kwan O line causing the MTR service to be halted for 15 minutes. The man surnamed Luk was said to be emotionally unstable after he lost his job and broke up with his girlfriend although he does not have a history of mental illness. At about 10:40 a.m. on Thursday Luk was aboard a train about to depart the LOHAS Park station for the next stop at Tseung Kwan O when the train driver noticed an alarm indicating an emergency exit was opened. The operations control center was notified and it suspended the train for urgent inspection. Platform staff saw Luk jumping out of the emergency exit from the driver’s compartment at the other end of the train. The staff stopped him and took him back to the platform. Luk was able to free himself and dashed toward the front of the train where he again jumped onto the rails. The train driver and several other MTR staff gave chase and when they finally caught him, took him to the reporting room and called the police. Luk who was injured in the head was taken to Tseung Kwan O Hospital for treatment. He will face charges for violation of MTR by-laws. Train services between LOHAS Park and Tseung Kwan O were suspended for about 15 minutes and resumed at 10:55 a.m.

 

Lam Wai-keung, chairman of the Hong Kong MTR Staff General Association said the exits inside the driver’s compartments remain unlocked because they serve as exits for passengers during an emergency. Lam said it was a rare incident but he expressed concern over the safety of train drivers and called for the MTR to enhance safety measures for employees.

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wow thats pretty quick compared to over here nyc mta. in 15 minutes they can resume it back to normal

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I just glad that nobody was hurt in this incident. But people in HK these days seem really emotionally unstable.

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That's really efficient... I hope these safety loopholes don't get exploited for abuse though. The past months has seen many terrorism acts and it's very easy for one or two people to disrupte public service.

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This is one reason why you mind your own business, even if someone is dressed in their pajamas and slippers in a train. You never know if they are stable and stable people can become unstable when negative things happen to them.

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really need think a way so ppl wont open the emergency exit door. cant just unlock it is not safe

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that is pretty scary. the passenger probably have some kind of mental problems. luckily the MTR train stop the train right away to avoid accidents.

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