Global Operations

About MTR

Every day, MTR connects people and communities. As a recognised world-class operator of sustainable rail transport services, MTR is a leader in safety, reliability, customer service and efficiency.

MTR in Hong Kong comprises ten commuter railway lines, a Light Rail network, an Airport Express link, and a High Speed Rail service connecting Hong Kong to the Mainland of China. MTR carries about 5.9 million passenger journeys locally on an average weekday.

MTR has extensive end-to-end railway expertise with more than 40 years of railway projects experience from design to planning and construction through to commissioning, maintenance and operations. Going beyond railway delivery and operation, MTR also creates and manages dynamic communities around its network through seamless integration of rail, commercial and property development.

With more than 40,000 dedicated staff, MTR has patronage of over 12.7 million worldwide every weekday. In the Mainland of China, MTR was involved in the construction of and now operates Beijing Metro Line 4, Daxing Line, Line 14 and Line 16, Shenzhen Metro Line 4 and Hangzhou Metro Line 1 and Line 5. In Macao, MTR was awarded the contract for the operations and maintenance service of the Macao Light Rapid Transit Taipa Line, the first railway system in the city. Internationally, MTR operates and manages TfL Rail (to be renamed as Elizabeth line after full line opening) and South Western Railway service in the United Kingdom, Stockholm Metro, Stockholm commuter rail and MTR Express, an intercity railway between Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, as well as Melbourne Metropolitan Rail Service and Sydney Metro Northwest, which will be extended to the City and Southwest in Australia. On top of that, the scope of our consultancy business also covers cities across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Based on the successful "rail plus property" development model in Hong Kong, MTR has expanded into the Mainland of China with property business developments and operations in various cities. The release of "Tiara" residential units and the openings of TIA Mall in Shenzhen and Ginza Mall in Beijing were well received. MTR also commenced a property project in Tianjin.

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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. 

MTR's European Head Office is based in London – please contact us.



Stockholm-Gothenburg Intercity Express Service (MTR Express)

Operated by MTR Express (Sweden) AB

Melbourne Metro

Operated by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

London Elizabeth Line

Operated by MTR Elizabeth Line

Stockholm Metro

Operated by MTR Stockholm AB

Hangzhou Metro Line 1

Operated by Hangzhou MTR Corporation Limited

Beijing Metro Line 4, Daxing Line, Line 14 and Line 16

Operated by Beijing MTR Corporation Limited

Hangzhou Metro Line 5

Operated by Hangzhou MTR Line 5 Corporation Limited

Shenzen Metro Line 4 ( Longhua line)

Operated by MTR Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited

Macao Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Taipa Line

Operated by MTR Railway Operations (Macau) Company Limited

South Western Railway

Operated by First MTR South Western Trains Limited

Stockholms pendeltåg

Operated by MTR Pendeltågen AB

Sydney Metro Northwest and Sydney Metro City and Southwest

OTS PPP delivered by Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium, with rail operation run by Metro Trains Sydney Pty. Limited