Carrying an average of 3.4 million passengers every weekday, the MTR is regarded as one of the world's leading railways for its safety, reliability, customer service and cost efficiency.
Established in 1975, MTR Corporation is the owner of Ngong Ping 360 - a Hong Kong tourist attraction incorporating the Tung Chung Cable Car. In 2002, the HKSAR Government granted the service concession of the project in the form of "Build-Operate-Transfer" to MTR Corporation, which would develop, invest in and manage the attraction that marks a new milestone in the Hong Kong tourist industry and further enhances Hong Kong's position as Asia's World City.
The Corporation passed another major milestone on 2 December 2007 when the operations of the other Government-owned rail operator, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, were merged into the MTR, heralding a new era in the Hong Kong railway development.
MTR Corporation's principal business is to operate the mass transit railway system. Besides railway operations, the Corporation is also actively involved in the development of key residential and commercial projects above existing stations and along new line extensions as well as many other commercial activities associated with the railway including rental of retail stores and poster advertising space, ATM banking facilities and personal telecommunications services, all of which help to build new communities. In addition, it provides consultancy services to organizations worldwide.
For more details, please visit the MTR website http://www.mtr.com.hk