About the Hong Kong Section of XRL
The 26-km long Hong Kong Section of the
-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, also known as the XRL, is an express railway connecting
at a designed maximum operating speed of 200km/h. It is a committed cross boundary transport infrastructure project scheduled for completion in 2015. After crossing the boundary, the Mainland Section of the XRL runs north for a further 116 km to
, with new stations at Futian, New Shenzhen (Longhua), Humen and Guangzhou South Railway Station. The Express Rail Link will connect with the 16,000-km National High-speed Railway Network and will enhance
's role as the southern gateway to the Mainland.
About the MTR Corporation
The MTR Corporation is a listed company on the Stock Exchange of
(SEHK: 0066) and included in the Hang Seng Index (Commerce & Industry). The company is a major public transit builder and operator as well as a major property developer and landlord in
; it also has extensive railway business outside
. Established in 1975, has approximately 21,300 employees globally. The company owns and runs the Hong Kong MTR metro system and also invests in railways in different parts in the world, includes operating rapid-transit systems in
. The Company is also engaged in other businesses in addition to its railway operations. These include the development of residential and commercial projects, property leasing and management, advertising, kiosk and shop rentals and telecommunication services
About Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd.