MTR operations director Adi Lau speaks at the Legislative Council meeting on Friday. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation fined total of HK$35 million for two major service breakdowns

  • Company was fined record HK$25 million for city’s first MTR crash on March 18, and HK$10 million for overnight suspension on March 24
  • As goodwill gesture, adult tickets will be 50 per cent off from May 11 to May 13
Topic |   Hong Kong MTR

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MTR operations director Adi Lau speaks at the Legislative Council meeting on Friday. Photo: Dickson Lee
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It has been a bumpy couple of years for the MTR Corp. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Why is Hong Kong’s MTR hurtling from one disaster to another? Is complacency or corporate structure to blame?

  • Critics say the rail operator’s effective monopoly since it merged with the KCRC in 2000 has allowed it to rest on its laurels
  • The part-privatisation is also to blame, according to others, as the government cannot dictate to a company it owns 75 per cent of
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It has been a bumpy couple of years for the MTR Corp. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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