Global Operations

About MTR

The Corporation was established in 1975 with a mission to construct and operate an urban metro system for Hong Kong. In June 2000, it was re-established as MTR Corporation Limited and was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in October 2000. On 2nd December 2007 the operations of the Government-owned rail operator, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, were merged into the MTR, heralding a new era in Hong Kong railway development. 

The merged rail network comprises nine commuter railway lines, a Light Rail network and a high-speed Airport Express link. With an average weekday patronage of more than 5.5 million passengers in Hong Kong, MTR is regarded as one of the world’s leading railway operators for safety, reliability, customer service and cost efficiency. 

The Corporation is involved in a wide range of business activities in Hong Kong in addition to its railway operations. These include the development of residential and commercial property projects, property management, shopping malls leasing and management, advertising media and telecommunication services in trains and stations.

The Corporation also offers worldwide railway consultancy and contracting services. Clients served include metro companies, government authorities and rail system suppliers in the Mainland of China, India, Australia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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Global Operations 

In Hong Kong, MTR runs the metro, light rail and Airport Express services, and is the developer and manager of significant rail-related property interests. We do not receive government subsidy for our day-to-day operations. The Hong Kong metro system is one of the busiest and highest performing railways in the world with 99.9% of passenger journeys delivered on-time.  We also manage 13 shopping malls and more than 1,300 retail units in stations along the line.

Other features of our global business include:

  • MTR delivered two major projects in Hong Kong during 2016, including our newly-launched South Island Line which includes four new stations and a new mega interchange. The first year of operation on the line saw on-time passenger journey performance of 99.9%. A further two projects, the Express Rail Link and the Shatin to Central Link, are under construction.
  • MTR operates high quality railway services in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen in Mainland China.
  • MTR is lead shareholder in a joint venture contract operating the vertically integrated Melbourne Trains Melbourne (MTM) and has overseen extensive service improvements on punctuality, reliability, safety, asset management and customer satisfaction during since 2009. Having successfully achieved all performance targets set by the Victorian State Government in the initial eight-year concession, MTR was recently awarded a new concession to continue to operate and maintain the MTM for another seven years up to 2024 with a further three-year extension option.
  • MTR leads the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) consortium which will deliver and operate the Sydney Metro North West (SMNW) in Australia during the first half of 2019.
  • MTR won British Construction Industry International Project of the Year Award (2017) for Hong Kong South Island Line (East) extension. 
  • MTR was named Asia Pacific Digital Transformer of the Year (2017) at the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s inaugural DX awards, building on its previous selection from IDC as Hong Kong Digital Transformer of the Year.
  • MTR was awarded the Australian Training Awards Large Employer of the Year Award (2016) for MTR’s Melbourne Metropolitan Railway.
Stockholm-Gothenburg Inter-City Express Service

Operated by MTR Express AB

Melbourne Metro

Operated by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

Elizabeth Line

Operated by MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited

Stockholm Metro

Operated by MTR Stockholm AB

Hangzhou Metro Line 1

Operated by Hangzhou MTR Corporation Limited

Beijing Metro Line 4, Daxing Line and Line 14

Operated by Beijing MTR Corporation Limited

Shenzen Metro Line 4 ( Longhua line)

Operated by MTR Corporation ( Shenzen) Limited