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MTR - Accident in Central / Admiralty

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert
    no matter how many fancy widgets it has, if the signalling system cant stop trains crashing into each other, after all its primary task, its failure.
    were;t they testing the back-up to the back-up software. So only if 2 complete software failures would this possibly happen. I guess that is what testing is for

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    One article said they were using a combined signalling system (new plus old, each covering different sections of track). Seems like maybe a recipe for disaster (using two at once- which one does which tasks?). So Thales will blame the old software, MTR will blame the new...


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    Lawmakers call for massive fine over MTR crash
    Transport panel chairman Ben Chan urged the rail operator to put HK$25 million into the penalty fund voluntarily as an apology over Monday's incident that led to disruption on the Tsuen Wan Line for two days.

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    MTR worker recounts 48 hours of toil to get derailed train back on track
    During the 48 hours, Chan was given two breaks for a few hours’ sleep and then he had to head back on site to be on standby.
    “Many of my colleagues were worried about how long it was taking to get the problem sorted. We were very tired waiting there in the stuffy tunnel. We were drenched with sweat and dirt. Nobody was in the mood to eat. We were just hoping to fix things as quickly as possible,”
    Things started to look up on Tuesday morning after the rail company brought in the Fire Services Department to help. Using hydraulic jacks and pneumatic lifting bags, firefighters were able to raise the derailed carriage 72cm in six hours, allowing railway workers to correct the tilting.
    So if the MTR had gotten the help of the Fire Department right from the beginning, could they have moved the train back onto the track within the day?

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