About MTR Corporation
MTR Corporation Limited (“the Company”) is a publicly-listed company (SEHK: 0066) headquartered in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”).
In June 2000, the Hong Kong Government (“the Government”) sold a portion of its issued share capital to private investors in an Initial Public Offering. The Company’s shares were listed for trading on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in October 2000. They are also traded in the United States through an American Depositary Receipt Level 1 Programme. Today, the Hong Kong Government holds a majority (76.5 per cent) of the shareholding while private investors, including institutional and retail investors, hold the remainder.
Our primary business is the construction and operation of mass transit railway systems in Hong Kong, which carried an average of 5.46 million passengers every weekday as at the end of 2014. We also engage in the development and sale of residential and commercial properties in partnership with property developers, and operate a property management service. The success of these businesses is based on our unique Rail plus Property model, which has enabled us to be self-sustaining and to keep our fares at affordable levels.
In addition to our Hong Kong rail operations, we also have a presence in the Mainland of China, Europe and Australia where we provide operational and maintenance services directly or through joint ventures.