Seven MTR stations remain closed in Hong Kong after violent protests

Seven stations, including one which had its service centre burned down, remained closed on Wednesday morning as Hong Kong’s rail operator struggled to repair the damage wrought by violent mobs of protesters over the long weekend.

The MTR Corporation could not say on Tuesday night when the worst affected stations were likely to reopen, as it scrambled to return services to normal after hard-core protesters went on the rampage from Friday in response to the government’s anti-mask law.

The embattled rail giant announced the whole system would close early again at 8pm on Wednesday to allow for repairs, as passengers entered the sixth straight day of MTR disruption. It was still to be decided what would happen to the Airport Express after 8pm.

Among the hardest hit were Mong Kok and Kwun Tong stations, the latter of which had its service centre completely burned down.

A Post reporter on Tuesday visited the Mong Kok and Kwun Tong hubs, which had been severely damaged after protesters set fire at the station entrances and a customer service centre, smashing glass everywhere and damaging fire sprinklers, leading to serious flooding.

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