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.
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.