BEC members explored the environmental measures of MTR at its Kowloon Bay Depot on 19 July 2011. The 18 participants began their visit with a warm welcome from Ms Jane Wong from Corporate Relations Department of MTR. Mr Michael Chan from Environmental Engineering Team then gave an overview of noise mitigation measures and introduced specific innovative noise control technologies.
The BEC visitors then set off for the exclusive area of the depot to explore a variety of train maintenance processes. A train ride to a train wash plant was arranged for guests to closely experience the train wash facilities and procedures. Mr S F Lau, Maintenance Engineer, led the tour around the depot, explained the noise reduction technologies and demonstrated waste metal recycling practices. Then Depot Engineer Mr Paul Wong introduced the visitors to the waste water treatment plant. Mr Wong illustrated the dilution and filtration procedures which help minimise the impact to the environment before discharge.