Sometimes it seems to us that Hongkongers don’t know how good they’ve got it with the MTR. Putting aside any grievances you may have with MTR Corp., you can’t deny that our underground’s cheap, fast, punctual literally 99.9 percent of the time, and clean.
Yes, there have been rats, scuffles, and the odd case of public pooping, but we feel the need to point out that they’re novelties here, not commonplace like on so many other subway systems around the world.
One glaring flaw, however, is the lack of loos. At the moment, only a small percentage of stations are equipped with bathrooms (full list here)… but that’s about to change. After installing toilets at Prince Edward and Mong Kok stations earlier this year, Ming Pao reports that MTR Corp. will be rectifying the situation (partially) by building bathrooms at eight more interchange stations, namely:
- North Point
- Tsim Sha Tsui
- Yau Ma Tei
- Lai King
- Yau Tong
- Tiu Keng Leng
One catch: they aim to do this by 2020. Come on, guys. We’re not sure we can hold our pee for that long.
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