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Hong Kong's MTR drives London subway into new era

First new Tube line in 43 years to feature air-conditioned carriages with Wi-Fi

Platform information screens are among the innovations MTR has brought to London's Elizabeth Line. (Photo by Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa)

HONG KONG -- London is set to open its first new subway line in 43 years on Tuesday morning, a state-of-the-art service that will be operated by Hong Kong's MTR as the Asian rail and rapid transit company extends its global reach.

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