MTR, Light Rail and MTR Bus fares will increase by an overall of 2.7% from June 30, 2013 (Sunday). It is said that fares for about 73% of all domestic passengers trips will be adjusted by no more than 20 HK cents while 2% remain unchanged. The last MTR fare adjustment in June 2012 happened one year ago and was priced at the high end of the allowed government adjustment formula. Last year’s fare adjustments had some severe effects on commuters and passengers and the MTR Corporation took some counter measures to ease the effects of the fare adjustment.
This year the MTR Corporation will continue their introduced counter measures to ease the effects of the fare adjustment and launch a new package of fare promotion throughout 2013 and 2014 including
– The continuation of the “10% Same-Day Second-Trip Discount” promotion until March 31, 2014 (which will be an additional 9 months of the current promotion).
– A “Monthly Pass Extra” offering an additional 25% discount for connecting domestic journeys will be available from June 30, 2013.
– The launch of the new “MTR City Saver” ticket. Frequent long and medium-distance travelers can purchase a bulk of 40 MTR rides with a pre-designated urban area which is valid for use within a 30-day period (counted from the first day of use). The “MTR City Saver” ticket is available for HK$ 400 and should be launched no later than the second quarter of 2014.
– The new “Tung Chung – Nam Cheong Monthly Pass Extra” will be available from July 1, 2013.