Total group revenues reached $HK 17.1bn ($US2.2bn), while revenues outside Hong Kong rose 2.66% year-on-year to $HK 6.33bn. This means 36.9% of turnover in the first half came from international operations, with European activities now contributing 9% of overall revenues.

MTR is currently bidding for Britain's Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises. Among its existing international portfolio, MTR operates the Stockholm Metro concession, Beijing Line 4, and Shenzhen's Longhua Line. It is also lead shareholder in Metro Trains Melbourne, and operates the London Overground network in a joint venture with German Rail (DB).