Macau Light Rail Transit

Macau Light Rail Transit

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The Macau Light Rail Transit (Portuguese: Sistema de Metro Ligeiro de Macau) is a proposed mass transit system in the Special Administrative Region of Macau. It would serve the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Cotai, serving major border checkpoints such as the Border Gate, the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, the Lotus Bridge Border and the Macau International Airport.

History

The Macau LRT was first proposed in 2003 by the Macau SAR Government. After the original proposal was rejected by the public, the final decision to build the LRT was not made until October 2006. The system would improve transportation options between the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Cotai, and relieve traffic congestion on roads and bridges. The Macau LRT will be the first rapid transit system within the Special Administrative Region.

Site investigation work started in 2008. The system aims to be operating by the end of 2015,

Network

The proposed LRT system will be a driverless and rubber-tyred system, similar to the Singapore LRT. The Phase I line will run along elevated guideways separate from road traffic.

The LRT network will consist of at least two phases:

  • Phase I Line (Macau-Taipa Line)<br />The line will connect major entry-exit points at the Macao Peninsula and the Taipa Island with residential and tourist areas. It will use reserved space in the lower deck of the Ponte de Sai Van (Sai......
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