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Rail cracks that caused delays difficult to detect, say MTR engineer

From: South China Morning Post
By: Stuart Lau
Date: 25/02/13

Cracks in rails at an MTR station, which caused short delays last week, were of a kind that were “difficult to detect” during regular inspections, the railway’s chief engineer said on Monday.

“The cracks at Ngau Tau Kok station last Tuesday developed near a rail joint,” said David Leung Chuen-choi, chief of operation engineer at MTR.

“At such locations, the cracks are quite difficult to detect during [regular inspections],” he said.

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