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MTR Places Largest Ever Order of New Rolling Stock

Image Courtesy of MTR
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.

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