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MTR takes centre stage at UITP Global Public Transport Summit to showcase “The Art of Public Transport”

MTR takes centre stage at UITP Global Public Transport Summit to showcase “The Art of Public Transport”

The summit is the world’s largest public transport event and takes place on 9-12 June in Stockholm, Sweden

MTR will be showcasing the art of public transport at an exhibition stand during the world’s largest public transport event in June.

As part of the art theme of this year’s event, visitors will be able to take part in an art installation, with an immersive experience used to showcase the punctuality on the Stockholm subway.

The MTR exhibition will also see a series of mini-seminars. Gillian Meller, Legal and European Business Director, will present MTR’s own Rail + Property model, whilst Ronnie Tong, Head of Operating – South Region, will talk about the construction and opening of the high-speed railway from Hong Kong to the Chinese border.

Other discussions at the stand will include topics such as innovative customer service and how MTR works with VR technology to train station staff for the opening of Elizabeth Line in London - something that visitors to the exhibition stand also have the opportunity to experience on site.

The summit will also see MTR’s International Chief Architect Andrew Mead head a conversation about “Art in Transit”, and other representatives from MTR discuss safety and security in public transport.

Jeremy Long, CEO, European Business, MTR Corporation, said:

“As a key global player in public transport, MTR see the world’s largest public transport summit as a natural place to showcase some of the work that we’re doing around the world. Visitors will hear about our innovative approach to customer service, rail-property development and performance improvement at the event, and hopefully leave with a full understanding of MTR’s global presence”

Mark Jensen, CEO, MTR Nordic, said:

“Work on improving punctuality in traffic is a central part of MTR's operations globally. In Hong Kong, punctuality is 99.9 percent and in 2018 punctuality in the Stockholm subway was measured at 97.6 percent. Through our portrayal of operational excellence, we hope to invite our visitors to an exciting musical and visual experience”

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About MTR

 

 

  • In the UK, MTR Crossrail is the operator of the Crossrail concession (which will be renamed the Elizabeth line when fully open), and is currently running TfL Rail services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield and Heathrow and Paddington. 

 

  • MTR has operated South Western Railway, one of the largest UK franchises, as a joint venture with First Group since August 2017. As part of this, First MTR South Western Trains Limited will deliver new trains, redeveloped stations, and a range of other enhancements which will improve both rail services and customer experience.

 

  • MTR was a joint venture partner in London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (LOROL), which held the concession from November 2007 until November 2016, acting as shadow operator in advance of new services being introduced on the East and South London Lines.

 

  • Elsewhere in Europe, MTR runs the Stockholm Metro, the Stockholm Pendeltåg commuter railway and provides open access MTR Express services between Stockholm and Gothenburg.

 

  • Around the world, MTR: runs metro, commuter rail, light rail and infrastructure, develops and manages significant rail-related property and is delivering new rail lines and major upgrade projects in Hong Kong; operates lines in Beijing, Shenzhen and Hangzhou in Mainland China; is lead shareholder in a joint venture operating the Melbourne train system and leads a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) consortium which will deliver and operate the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia.

 

  • MTR operates the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail (HSR) link, which connects Hong Kong with mainland China.  MTR, which led the development of the Hong Kong section of the line, developed the new Hong Kong terminus at West Kowloon and acted as shadow operator, and runs 114 daily pairs of high speed services during peak times.