Penang Hill train service may shut down


Unscheduled stop: Repairs being carried out on the funicular train after service was disrupted on Sunday.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is considering shutting down the problematic Penang Hill funicular train service if it continues to break down.Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow stressed that passenger safety was of paramount importance, rather than revenue.

“I will leave it to the management team of the Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) but if it needs to close down even during the peak season, stop the train service,” said Chow, who is PHC chairman.

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