MTR Corporation is recognised as one of the best performing and highest quality rail operators in the world. Our aspiration is to be a leading multinational company with a vision to connect and grow communities with caring service.
Today, from its starting base in Hong Kong, the Corporation has expanded into the Mainland of China and taken on a range of railway-related projects and operations internationally. In the Mainland of China, the Corporation has been involved in the construction of and now operates Beijing Metro Line 4 and Line 14, Shenzhen Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line) and Hangzhou Metro Line 1. MTR Corporation also operates and manages Melbourne Metro in Australia and in September 2014, the Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium, of which the Corporation is a shareholder, was awarded the Operations, Trains and Systems Public-Private Partnership (PPP) contract for the Sydney Metro Northwest project in Sydney. In February 2015, Beijing MTR Corporation Limited, of which we are a shareholder, initialled the Concession Agreement for Beijing Metro Line 16 and it will participate in the investment, operations and maintenance of this new line under PPP.
The Corporation also operates and manages Stockholm Metro, intercity service between Stockholm and Gothenburg and Stockholm Commuter Rail Systems (Starting from December 2016) in Sweden.
The Corporation was awarded the TfL Rail (to be named Elizabeth Line) Trains Operating Concession in the United Kingdom in July 2014.
MTR is a joint venture partner with First Group for the South Western Railways franchise. With approximately 235 million passenger journeys a year, the South Western franchise covers urban, suburban, regional, and long-distance routes between London Waterloo and south western England, including Bristol, Exeter, and Portsmouth. First MTR South Western Trains was awarded the contract by the Department for Transport (DfT) in March 2017. The joint venture will commence operations from 20 August 2017 for a seven-year period with the option for an 11-month extension at the discretion of the DfT. For further information, please visit www.firstmtrswstaff.com
MTR Europe’s head office is based in London – please contact us.