More from this months issue of Global Affairs magazine Monocle as correspondent Liv Lewitschnik provides a write up on the MTR in Hong Kong, [copy below] and more at www.monocle.com
Mass Transit Railway [MTR] has taken its hugely successful metro train system and started to export around the world. MTR operates the Stockholm metro and has a 60 per cent stake in Melbourne’s, as well as running a railway in Beijing and five overground lines in London. The only thing stopping it becoming a soft power success story is it’s lack of publicity.
Who has copied it?
So far it’s tended to be countries, not cities, that have taken their transport expertise abroad. Deutsche Bahn and the Dutch railway operator, NS, both run services in the UK.