|MTR rejects claims design defect loosened power cable
The MTR Corporation is continuing to investigate Monday's power failure on the Tseung Kwan O line which disrupted services for almost five hours.
However, it says the design of a mainland-made train running on the line was not responsible for dislodging an overhead cable, RTHK reports.
The MTRC's Deputy director of operations, Lau Tin-shing, says further investigations are underway to find out why a 20-meter long section of an overhead power cable at the junction of the Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O lines became dislodged Monday.
The loose cable resulted in a power failure on the Tseung Kwan O line.
Lau dismissed suggestions that the design of the mainland-made train on the line had somehow dislodged the cable.
Speaking on an RTHK radio program, he said an inspection of the train Monday night showed no damage and it was operating as normal.
Lau also denied that the contracting out of maintenance for the Tseung Kwun O line had anything to do with the issue.
He said contractors had been in charge of the line's maintenance since 2002, when it was opened.
Lau also said compensation would be given to affected passengers according to the railway company's Fare Adjustment Mechanism.