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Human error may have caused Hong Kong light rail train collision: MTR Corp

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Human error may have caused Hong Kong light rail train collision at Yuen Long station that left 3 injured: MTR Corp

Crash occurred at terminus on Long Yat Road, when train on route 761P carrying about 50 passengers collided with empty one coming out of depotTrains on route 610, 614, 615 and 761P diverted and will not stop between Tong Fong Tsuen and Yuen Long light rail stationsAccidents and personal safety in Hong KongClifford LoPublished: 10:27am, 4 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Human error might have caused a collision between two light rail trains at a station in Hong Kong’s New Territories on Wednesday, injuring three passengers, according to the city’s rail operator.

The MTR Corporation said engineers would carry out a thorough investigation of the two trains, adding that preliminary findings had not ruled out the “possibility of a human factor being involved”.

The crash occurred at the Light Rail Yuen Long Terminus on Long Yat Road at around 9.25am.

A train on route 761P carrying about 120 passengers was leaving the Yuen Long station from platform 5 when it collided with an empty carriage departing platform 1 at the intersection, according to the MTR Corp.

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