"Beep, beep, beep, beep...please mind the doors" is a boring familar boardcast line in the underground train compartments in Hong Kong to warn commuters off the closing doors. A departure from the boredom took place yesterday morning when this line was heard. It was a near miss but could have given a horrible result if otherwise.
In the labyrinth of routes, a train running on one of the lines somehow lost track of which side of the doors should be opening as it stopped at the platform. So both sides of the doors opened. Luckily, it was some 10 minutes shy of the the peak of the morning rush hour. If in the latter case, the cramped compartment would have disposed of some unlucky guys onto the track through the gap between the train and the tunnel wall.