its back on the track
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...
Lawmakers call for massive fine over MTR crashTransport 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.
MTR worker recounts 48 hours of toil to get derailed train back on trackDuring 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,”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?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.