Tung Chung MTR Station was destroyed in September by protesters by removing or smashing station fittings including turnstiles, clocks, ticket machines, anything with a glass facade, CCTV cameras and lamps, before setting fire to a barricade outside the station. However, when I went to the station in order to catch the MTR Tung Chung Line to Hong Kong, nothing looked out of place as to what I remembered it to be.
Heading to the ticket gates.
Heading into the turnstiles. The only thing out of place is a sticker over a damaged screen of the turnstile which has not been replaced yet.
Tapping my Octopus card to enter the paid area.
Heading down the stairs to the platform.
There was a waiting train already at the platform.
2 minutes to departure.
The dynamic route map on the Tung Chung Line A-Stock Train. If there was one thing that wasn’t working in Tung Chung, this is it, though I doubt it’s protest-related, but rather surprisingly, failed MTR maintenance.
The vehicular bridge to the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities for the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge and future Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok Link.
The flying junction to connect with the North Lantau Highway.
A new MTR CNR Changchun EMU (C-Train) for the Kwun Tong Line at Siu Ho Wan Depot.
A sticker at Nam Cheong ready to reveal the Tuen Ma Line.
Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station is reflected on the dynamic route map.
Arriving at Sunny Bay with a MTR Rotem EMU (K-Train) heading west for Tung Chung.
Making a brief stop at Sunny Bay. Quite understandably, there are no more tourists or families with kids transferring into my train here.
Heading on to the Tsing Ma Bridge with a view of the water below.
The healthy crowd into the city on a weekday evening as usual.
Making a brief stop at Kowloon.
Arrived at Hong Kong with a notice stating the early closure time on the information screen.
The journey from Tung Chung to Hong Kong took 27 minutes.
Taking the underground paid link from Hong Kong station to Central station.
Whoever said that Hong Kong was empty, didn’t take the MTR.
Entering Central station to change to the Island Line.
Heading down the escalators to the Island Line platform for Kennedy Town.
Waiting for the Island Line train to take me to my hotel.
Overall, a pretty normal ride on the MTR Tung Chung Line. No protesters, no disruptions, nothing out of the ordinary at all. Just like how it was before.