Rail Gen 2.0

Rail Gen 2.0 Next Generation Rail


We are striving to enhance our existing railway network to Rail Gen 2.0, a next generation rail that brings superior connectivity, better facilities and enhanced services to the general public.

With the extension of the Island Line to the Western District, the extension of the Kwun Tong Line to Ho Man Tin and Whampoa, the opening of the South Island Line, and the upcoming Shatin to Central Link and Express Rail Link, the existing and new rail lines will be knitted together to form a more superior railway network that will provide enhanced connectivity and accessibility to more areas and additional cross-harbour options.

Major upgrades of infrastructure and facilities are underway alongside the new lines in order to construct a better railway network for our future. Overall customer experience will be improved through the provision of new trains and new light rail vehicles, conversion of the West Rail and Ma On Shan Lines from seven-car into eight-car trains and from four-car into eight-car trains, and an upgrading of the signalling system and station facilities, such as installation of automatic platform gates, station modification works at major interchange stations, and the replacement of air-cooled chillers. We hope to provide you with a more caring and personalised experience by continuously enhancing MTR Mobile functions which provides a new customer experience under Rail Gen 2.0.

To learn more information about Rail Gen 2.0:

MTR Mobile offers you a more personalised new experience

With the enhanced "Traffic News" function, new "In-station Finder" as well as "Fast Exit" functions, MTR Mobile provides comprehensive information for better planning of your journey.


The Ma On Shan Line new train car arrangement

To prepare for the operation of the East-West Corridor of the Shatin to Central Link, the four-car trains on the Ma On Shan Line will be converted into eight-car trains, starting in early 2017. To facilitate the conversion, the testing of the signalling system will commence in November 2016. The extended station platforms along the Ma On Shan Line will be open for use and changes will be made to the location of the boarding areas.


The Golden Two-hour Midnight ChallengeˇXUpgrading of Signalling System and Installation of Automatic Platform Gates

The MTR project teams are working after normal service hours and making full use of the two ˇ§workableˇ¨ hours overnight to upgrade the signalling system and install automatic platform gates along the East Rail and Ma On Shan Linesˇ¦ stations. The public will soon be enjoying more comfortable travel and much better train service.


Rail Gen 2.0, Next Generation Rail: Connecting you to a better future

Learn more about Rail Gen 2.0, a next generation rail, through the microfilm featured by C AllStar and the info-segment hosted by Jacqueline Wong showing how MTR is striving to bring superior connectivity, better facilities and enhanced services to the general public.