The commuter crush in the concourse between Hong Kong and Central MTR stations, after a signal fault caused a six-hour disruption to the underground transport network, on October 16, 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang

Why Hong Kong puts up with sliding MTR service standards and rising fares

  • MTR is immune to market forces, as it’s near-monopoly leaves it little troubled by rivalry concerns
  • Review the fare-adjustment mechanism to take into account the service breakdowns, or the rail giant won’t take its responsibility seriously
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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The commuter crush in the concourse between Hong Kong and Central MTR stations, after a signal fault caused a six-hour disruption to the underground transport network, on October 16, 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
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An accident last week derailed a train. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong’s MTR train system explained: profits, property and punctuality spelt success before the scandals

  • The MTR Corporation is in trying times after an accident, construction scandals and service disruptions. How did it get here?
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An accident last week derailed a train. Photo: Handout
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