MTR Enhances Train Service for the Phased Resumption of Classes 
 
In light of the resumption of classes for all schools in late September, MTR Corporation will enhance weekday train services in mornings and around noon time starting from 23 September 2020 to provide greater convenience to students. 
 
Patronage has dropped significantly amid the pandemic. The Corporation adjusted train service during non-peak hours according to the actual situation, yet we have continued to provide normal train service during peak hours by maintaining the headways of about two minutes on urban lines. To cope with the increase in anticipated passenger demand due to the resumption of classes, all local railway lines (except Airport Express and Disneyland Resort Line) will step up train service during the period of 6:18 am to 7:15 am (prior to morning peak hours) and 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on weekdays starting from 23 September (please refer to the annex for details). The Corporation will continue to closely monitor changes in patronage and demand, as well as the operation of the MTR network, and make timely adjustments to train services when necessary. 
 
After taking prudent consideration of the pandemic and passenger demand, the Corporation will not provide overnight train service on Mid-Autumn Festival (1 October) but will maintain normal operating hours. At the same time, the Corporation will keep a close eye on the operations and deploy additional trains to serve passengers as and when needed. 
 
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