Source : RTHK NewsAn individual has been blamed for the accident on the Lantau cable car in June and faces charges of criminal negligence. A report by a government-appointed panel into mishaps on the network has also uncovered several operational problems since it opened last year. The MTRC, which owns the system, will replace the Australian-based operators, Skyrail, with a new management team. The network has been closed since the incident in which an empty cabin plunged to the ground. The MTRC's chairman, Raymond Chi'en, said it aimed to re-open the system by the end of the year after conducting thorough tests.
Source : News.Com.auManagement gets blame for Skyrail crash
AN accident on a new Hong Kong cable car ride in which an empty cabin plunged 50m to the ground has been blamed on the ride's Australian management, a radio report said yesterday.
Overseas experts called in to investigate the accident on the year-old cable car ride to Hong Kong's Big Buddha tourist attraction in June have reportedly pointed the finger at management.
The investigation into the incident in June found the ride itself was safe but mismanagement led to the cabin falling to the ground during a test run, government-run radio station RTHK said.
Quoting sources within the investigation, RTHK said the contract of Australian management team Skyrail may now be cancelled before the ride, which has been closed since the accident, reopens. The alternative is for a management overhaul, RTHK said.
Since NP 360 is a nearby attraction close to HKDL, this news might interest those who plan to visit HKDL, Lantau Island, Tung Chung or Ngong Ping etc...