According to https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk...ings/cbp-8961/British Rail, was a state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain from 1948 to 1997
Following privatisation in 1993, British Rail – a publicly owned company responsible for running the railway – was divided into over 100 separate companies. The private sector became responsible for buying and leasing trains (rolling stock companies), running passenger and freight services (train operating companies and freight operating companies) and managing the infrastructure.
MTR really has gone to shit the last couple years.
Incompetent management and slack recruitment.
Thats what happens when you can live off property developers/government funding.
Somewhere some process has become lax or some deviation has become normalised and safety margins have been pushed to breaking point. Good engineering management is about monitoring and correcting these deviations, especially as a system ages and the margins naturally narrow.