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Jay Walder - Articles and news items

Contract signed for MTR to run Crossrail services

Rail industry news / 30 July 2014 /

Transport for London and MTR have now signed the contract for the operation of Crossrail services…

A new generation of railways in Hong Kong

Issue 1 2014 / 12 February 2014 /

2014 is shaping up to be another exciting year for MTR. We are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the start of MTR service in Hong Kong, which opened on 1 October 1979 with nine stations along an 8km-long stretch of track in Kowloon. Though the initial operation was small in scale, it was large in impact. The launch of a purpose-built modern transit system was a milestone not just for transportation in Hong Kong but for the development of the whole city. A typical commute was previously characterised as a stifling ride in an overcrowded bus through heavy traffic, but with the advent of the MTR, journeys around town became not only fast, but also convenient and comfortable. As the rail network expanded, the city grew and the economy prospered. Hong Kong became one of the world’s most dynamic international cities with the MTR an important part of it

MTR to launch open access train service in Sweden as European growth continues

Rail industry news / 13 November 2013 /

MTR will provide 110 weekly services in brand new trains…