Commuters wear face masks as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 as they take an escalator from the concourse level to the lower platforms of an MTR underground metro train in Hong Kong on May 14, 2020.

HONG KONG – A signaling failure near the Central MTR Station delayed the travel time on the Tsuen Wan Line by up to 15 minutes early on Tuesday afternoon.

Due to the glitch, Tsuen Wan Line trains operated at a slower speed between Central and Admiralty station, the MTR said in an advisory at 1:57 pm.

“This could extend the total journey time on the Tsuen Wan Line between Central Station and Tsuen Wan Station by 12 – 15 minutes,” the MTR said, apologizing for any inconvenience. 

“Longer waiting times on Tsuen Wan Line platforms can be expected,” it added.

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MTR staff later finished repairing the glitch and normal train services gradually resumed at around 2:50 pm, according to the MTR.