Train Improvement Works - Procurement of 93 New 8-car Trains
To maintain high quality railway service for customers and as part of its long-term asset renewal strategy, the Corporation is spending $6 billion to purchase 93 new 8-car trains to replace all of the first-generation trains now operating on the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines.
The new train will be progressively delivered to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, the trains will undergo stringent testing and commissioning procedures, and are required to obtain approval from the relevant Government departments before putting into service.
The first new train has commenced service on 27 Nov 2022 on the Kwun Tong Line. The new train fleet will be gradually put into service on Kwun Tong Line, following the arriving schedule of the new trains. It will be subsequently put into service on the Island Line, Tsuen Wan Line and Tseung Kwan O Line in an orderly manner.
These new trains are equipped with advanced operating systems and a number of new features in the passenger compartments including improved lighting systems, new dynamic route maps, double branched handrails and soft material introduced for the straphangers.