Railways are safe, efficient, reliable, comfortable and environmentally friendly mass carriers.  They are the backbone of Hong Kong's public transport system which account for about 42% of all trips made on public transport each day.

Hong Kong's railways are run by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL).  MTR is a heavily patronized railway network consisting of ten lines, including Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, South Island Line, Tung Chung Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Disneyland Resort Line, East Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line and West Rail Line. The total route length is about 187 kilometers with 93 stations. The network carries about 4.81 million passenger trips per day in 2017.

MTRCL also operates a 35.2 km Airport Express (AEL), which provides services to the Hong Kong International Airport and also in-town check-in facilities in some stations. The AEL carries about 45,500 passenger trips per day in 2017.

Light Rail is a local transportation network which started operation in 1988 to meet the transport needs of the residents in the Northwest New Territories. It now has a route length of about 36.2 kilometres with 68 stops. It carries about 489,000 passenger trips every day in 2017. In addition, the MTRCL provides feeder bus services to and from many Light Rail stops in the New Territories to facilitate passenger interchange between the Light Rail and West Rail Line networks.

Service and fare details: MTR Corporation Limited

Key views received during the public consultation on the review of the MTRCL Fare Adjustment Mechanism


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