Jeremy Long, CEO of the European business of MTR, is to retire on 30 September 2020 after 15 years at the helm.
Established in 1975, MTR now runs railways in Hong Kong, the UK, Sweden, Australia, China and Macao. 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-focussed rail operators in the region.
Under Long’s leadership, MTR 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.
In the UK, MTR has been twice named London Transport Rail Operator of the Year – for MTR Elizabeth Line services.
Announcing his retirement, Jeremy Long 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.”