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The Mass Transit Railway is a major public transport network serving Hong Kong. Operated by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL), it consists of heavy rail, light rail, and feeder bus service centred on an 11-line rapid transit network serving the urbanised areas of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. The system currently includes 218.2 km (135.6 mi) of rail with 159 stations, including 91 heavy rail stations and 68 light rail stops. The MTR is one of the most profitable metro systems in the world; it had a farebox recovery ratio of 187% in 2015, the world's highest.


  • Early development (1960–2000) 

  • Expansion (2000–present) 

  • Future expansions 

  • Infrastructure 

  • Fares and tickets 

  • Regulations and safety 

  • Visual identity 

  • Social outreach 

  • Controversies