Rail News

MTR Places Largest Ever Order of New Rolling Stock

Image Courtesy of MTR

MTR Corporation have placed the largest ever order of new rolling stock for three major Hong Kong services.

MTR placed an order for 93 new eight-car trains, featuring state-of-the-art operating systems and equipment. This fleet will replace the existing first-generation rolling stick currently operating in Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island and Tseung Kwan O Lines.

Large MTR Rolling Stock Order

MTR engineering will work with the rolling stock manufacturer, CSR Sifang, during the building and testing of the trains. Delivery of the rolling stock is estimated between 2018 and 2023, and is part of a long-term strategy to sustain high-quality services in Hong-Kong.

The order comes as more new rolling stock is set to be delivered for the Shatin to Central Link railway expansion in Hong Kong. 37 train sets will arrive in batches from September from Hyundai Rotem Company.

Jeremy Long, CEO, MTR Corporation European business, said: MTR has a strong track record of helping our partners introduce new rolling stock on major rail networks around the world, including on the London Overground, Metro Rio in Rio de Janeiro, and the MTR Express in Stockholm.

News categories

    23 Aug 2017
    Tracklaying for Hong Kong’s East West Corridor Completed
    14 Aug 2017
    MTR Announces Steady Growth as it Continues to Expand its UK Operations
    08 Mar 2017
    Revenues Grow at MTR Ahead of Elizabeth Line Milestone
    05 Jan 2017
    North Section of Beijing Metro Line 16 Opens for Passenger Service
    09 Dec 2016
    MTR Corporation Takes Over Stockholm Commuter Rail
    11 Oct 2016
    MTR Corporation Maintains 99.99% Punctuality Rate
    28 Sep 2016
    First High-Speed Train for the Express Rail Link has Arrived in Hong Kong
    12 Sep 2016
    Hong Kong Tunnel Breakthrough Celebrated
    Subscribe to Railway-News
    Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

    We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

    Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).