Hong Kong metro stations shut, train lines stopped on morning of city-wide strikes

5 August 2019
2019-08-05 14:45

Local transport in Hong Kong was hit by major disruptions on Monday because a general strike threatens to paralyze parts of the Asian financial center, with many rail and bus services suspended. It came amid a broader anti-government campaign. Rail operator MTR Corp announced the suspension of services between the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay and Quarry Bay on Hong Kong island, while some activists blocked trains from leaving stations.

Services from Kowloon Tong to stations close to the border with mainland China were also disrupted, Hong Kong media reported. Long lines of traffic could be seen across Hong Kong island leading into the heart of the business center and hundreds of people were stranded at the airport. The Airport Express train service was also suspended.

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