The MTR has been providing a safe, reliable and efficient way to get around Hong Kong since 1979. In December 2007, the operations of MTR and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation have been merged to form one of the most efficient and far-reaching railway networks in Asia. The newly expanded system extends all the way from the heart of Central and Causeway Bay to the New Territories and Lantau Island.
Today, MTR operates ten main commuter lines serving Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Among them, the East Rail Line connects to the boundary at Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations for travel between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. In addition, a Light Rail network serves the local communities in the North West New Territories, while a fleet of buses provides convenient feeder services.
The MTR also operates the Airport Express, a dedicated express rail link providing the fastest connections to Hong Kong International Airport and AsiaWorld-Expo. Passengers also travel with ease to Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai in the mainland of China using the MTR's intercity railway services. Passengers can also travel to more destinations in the mainland of China with High Speed Rail which connects Hong Kong West Kowloon Station with various Mainland stations without interchange.
MTR Corporation is widely recognized as the provider of a world-class public transport service that consistently achieves the highest international standards in reliability, safety and efficiency. With passengers consistently arriving at their destinations on time 99% of the time, more than ever, passengers are counting on the MTR to provide fast and convenient connections to most locations in Hong Kong and beyond.