Date
19 January 2017
Staff at Hung Hom MTR station led the father to a temporary nursing room, where he changed his daughters' diapers. Photo: Wikipedia
Staff at Hung Hom MTR station led the father to a temporary nursing room, where he changed his daughters' diapers. Photo: Wikipedia

Father and twin girls locked in makeshift MTR nursing room

A Tai Po man and his twin daughters were locked in a temporary nursing room at the Hung Hom MTR station for half an hour, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.

The father, surnamed Wong, was taking care of the toddlers while Wong’s wife was on a business trip.

At 7:10 p.m. on Monday, Wong was taking the two-year-old girls home by MTR.

He wanted to change their diapers before boarding the train, so he asked the MTR station’s staff for help.

They led him to an office next to the customer services center.

Inside the room there is a sink and a small bed.

The room is clearly a temporary baby nursing station, as it also contains office tables, computers and telephones.

After changing his daughters’ diapers, Wong found that the combination lock on the door wasn’t working properly.

The three of them were locked inside the room.

Wong banged on the door for 10 minutes, but there was no response from the MTR staff.

As a last resort, he phoned the police.

Soon, police and firefighters arrived and told the station staff what had happened.

MTR staff eventually managed to open the lock, using a key.

The twins were scared, as they had been locked in for half an hour.

Wong complained to the station’s staff and suggested the MTR should build proper baby nursing rooms at its stations.

An MTR representative responded that there are no nursing rooms in MTR stations at the moment, but when needed, MTR staff can make the necessary arrangements for parents.

The MTR said it has no plans to build these facilities in its stations.

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