MTR CEO – European Business, Jeremy Long, announces retirement

Posted: 13 May 2020 | | No comments yet

After 15 successful years, Jeremy Long has announced he is to retire as CEO – European Business at MTR on 30 September 2020.

Jeremy Long MTR Corporation

Jeremy Long

Jeremy Long joined in May 2005 to establish a business for MTR in Europe, and has led its progressive development in UK and Sweden over this period.  During this time, MTR has become known as one of the most reliable and customer-focused rail operators in the region.

Under Jeremy’s leadership, MTR has won a number of contracts including London Overground and the Elizabeth line (TfL Rail) in the UK, and Tunnelbanan, Stockholm’s Metro system, and established the open-access MTR Express operation in Sweden.


Jeremy said: “I am very proud of what we have achieved over these last 15 years, and want to say thank you to all the brilliant colleagues who have played their part in this. MTR has established a deserved reputation for customer service and operational focus. There is considerable potential for MTR to continue to grow its business here as the European rail markets evolve.”

About MTR

Every day, MTR connects people and communities, and is a recognised world-class operator of sustainable rail transport services. The corporation carries over 12.7 million passenger journeys worldwide every weekday on three continents.

MTR has extensive whole system railway expertise – from design, planning and construction to commissioning, maintenance and operations of all aspects of the railway.

Established in 1975, MTR now runs railways in Hong Kong, the UK, Sweden, Australia, China and Macao.

With more than 40,000 dedicated staff, MTR strives to grow and connect communities for a better future. The corporation is a leader in safety, reliability, customer service and efficiency.


In Sweden, MTR has been awarded the Swedish Institute for Quality Award twice– a prestigious prize awarded by the King of Sweden to an organisation that serves as a role model for quality work.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, MTR runs the metro, one of the world’s most intensively used systems, and has a 99.9 per cent on time rate.


In the UK, MTR has been twice named London Transport Rail Operator of the Year – for MTR Elizabeth Line services.


In 2017, MTR was included on Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ list – a respected list of organisations committed to solving the world’s problems through smart business practices. MTR was praised for its high-quality services, low greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable approach to developing property in and around train stations.

MTR is Listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

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