Your cello’s too big for our train system

Your cello’s too big for our train system


norman lebrecht

September 24, 2015

A Hong Kong university student faced a long investigation and the threat of a huge fine for carrying his cello on the East Rail Line. Ho Ka-yeung says plain-clothes officials measured the cello case and declared it 4cm too long.

This is, alarmingly, the third such incident on Hong Kong’s public transportation system this week.

Read a full account here, and please be careful where you take your cello.


piano cello house



  • V.Lind says:

    May one ask why a story about Hong Kong is illustrated by a photograph of a house in Huinan?

    No MTR or University pictures available?

  • PickledCabbage says:

    Is this the piano museum at Chongqing?

  • V.Lind says:

    No, it’s a private house.