Electrically-powered mass railway is generally acknowledged to be the most environmentally sustainable way to transport the world’s growing and urbanising populations. We believe that our most significant contributions to the environment arise from impacts that do not occur as a result of our services. For example, Hong Kong has cleaner air, less congested roads and makes better use of limited land resources than would otherwise be the case if passengers used our trains instead of other modes of transport.
In support of this view, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and management consultancy Arthur D Little have recently concluded that Hong Kong has “the most advanced urban system in the world”. Compared with 28 other centres in the Asia Pacific region, our city ranks first in terms of low carbon transport.
Download a copy of Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 to read more about the findings published by Arthur D Little and UITP in January 2014, including an updated version of the Urban Mobility Index covering 84 cities.