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Passengers hold up broken cover plate on Metro train to keep passengers safe

PASSENGERS took turns to hold a cover plate above a Metro train door by hand to ensure normal operation during commute hour on Monday.

An overhead cover plate above the door of a Metro Line 2 train got loosened at 8:50am, with one side of the plate hanging in the air, affecting normal operation of the train door.

According to a witness, a few Metro commuters took turns to prop up the plate to ensure safety of commuters getting on and off the train before the arrival of Metro mechanical staff to have the plate fixed.

A witness posted on her Weibo account that she was on a Line 2 train heading towards Xujingdong Station when she noticed a passenger supporting the half-fallen plate by hand to make sure it didn't hurt other commuters.

The cover plate was placed above the train door and beneath the station information board inside the carriage.

Metro officials confirmed the incident, saying they received a report about the cover plate from a passenger who got off the train at the Jiangsu Road Station.

They then sent mechanics onto the train from the next stop - Zhongshan Park Station - to have the plate fixed. The staff stayed in the train until it reached its terminus at Xujingdong Station, then held another round of inspections to ensure safety, said the operator.

The operator also expressed gratitude to the passengers who helped to ensure a normal operation of the train during the incident, describing it as a "very proper and timely reaction."


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