The Mainland of China and International Businesses

Railway Construction, Operation and Maintenance

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. The Corporation also operates and manages Melbourne Metro in Australia, Stockholm Metro and intercity service between Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden. The Corporation was awarded the Crossrail Train Operating Concession in the United Kingdom in July 2014, and in September 2014 the Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium, of which the Corporation is a shareholder, was awarded the Operations, Trains and Systems (OTS) public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the North West Rail Link project in Sydney.

In March 2017, the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport announced its intention to award the South Western rail franchise to First MTR South Western Train Limited, of which the Corporation is one of the joint venture partners.


Railway operations in the Mainland of China and overseas

Beijing Metro
Beijing Metro Line 4, Daxing Line and Line 14, operated by Beijing MTR Corporation Limited
Shenzhen Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line), operated by MTR Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited
Hangzhou Metro Line 1, operated by Hangzhou MTR Corporation Limited
MTR Stockholm
Stockholm Metro, operated by MTR Stockholm AB
Melbourne Train System
Melbourne Metro, operated by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd.
Elizabeth line, operated by MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited
Stockholm-Gothenburg Inter-City Express Service, operated by MTR Express AB
Sydney North West Rail Link, OTS PPP delivered by Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium, with rail operations run by Metro Trains Sydney Pty Ltd.

Property Development, Rental and Management

Based on the successful rail plus property development model in Hong Kong, the Corporation has expanded into the Mainland of China with property businesses in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tianjin.

The Corporation is undertaking its first property development project in the Mainland of China after winning a tender for a development site at the Shenzhen Metro Line 4 (Longhua Line) Depot in 2011, through its 100% owned subsidiaries MTR Corporation (Shenzhen) Limited and MTR Property (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. The project, named Tiara, will provide a total of about 1,700 residential units and a 10,000 square-metre shopping centre.

In 2013, Tianjin TJ-Metro Construction Company Limited, a joint venture of MTR Corporation (49% shareholding) and Tianjin Metro (Group) Company Limited won the bidding for the land use right for a site at Beiyunhe Station atop Tianjin Metro Line 6. A mixed use development of 278,650 square metres will be built on the site.
The Corporation has also established property investment and management businesses in the Mainland of China. These include the Ginza Mall in Beijing in addition to the property management and commercial management projects in Beijing and Shenzhen.

Consultancy and Contracting Services

MTR Corporation offers worldwide consultancy and contracting services on railway planning, design management, system integration & assurance, project management, construction management, railway operation & maintenance and non-fare revenue business. The Corporation has provided services to a number of railway and metro companies, government authorities and rail system suppliers in Australia, the Mainland of China, India, the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Locally in Hong Kong, we have been providing operation and maintenance services for the Automated People Mover (APM) at Hong Kong International Airport. The APM is currently being expanded to match the growth in air travel.

For more information on consultancy services, please download the MTR Consultancy Service brochure.

United Kingdom
MTR Crossrail
MTR Stockholm
The Mainland of China
MTR Hong Kong
Beijing Metro
Melbourne Train System