MTR Corporation runs extensive metro and commuter rail systems in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Stockholm, Beijing and Shenzhen. In the UK, the firm runs the London Overground system as a joint venture with Deutsche Bahn AG.
MTR, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, has called in Fishburn Hedges as its first UK public affairs and corporate comms agency.
The appointment comes as MTR sets its sights on two further UK rail franchises: Thameslink and Essex Thameside. Both franchises are due for renewal in 2013.