Mouse Transit Railway: Rodent seen chilling on Kwun Tong Line train, everybody freaks out

For all the talk about the “rat race” in Hong Kong, people here seem awfully ill-equipped when faced with an actual rodent on the MTR. 

The unusual tail began at around 1pm yesterday, when passengers on a Kwun Tong Line train spotted a small mouse chilling in the corner of the cabin between Kowloon Tong and Prince Edward.

The little whiskered fellow probably realised it was unwelcome, seeing as it was filmed clearly trying (and failing) to disembark the train by squeezing through a gap in the door. 

We guess it takes “please mind the gap” as a suggestion, not an instruction.

“Multiple” passengers followed suit and scarpered once the train pulled into its next stop, according to Headline Daily.

Spokespeople for MTR Corp. later confirmed they’d received reports of a rail-riding rodent on a Yau Ma Tei-bound train, but staff couldn’t locate the creature. 

After the train reached Tiu Keng Leng, it was driven back to the depot and fully examined, but the mouse was nowhere to be seen. 

The train in question is back in operation, having been sanitised, and MTR Corp. said it was “looking into the matter”.


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