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Macau Light Rapid Transit
Macau LRT logo.png
Overview
Locale Macau
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 21
Daily ridership N/A
Operation
Operation will start planning & assessment phase: 2016 (Taipa section from Taipa Ferry Terminal Station to Ocean Station)
2018 or 2019 (Macau Peninsula section from Ocean Station to Border Gate Station)[1]
Operator(s) TBD
Technical
System length 20 km (12 mi)
Track gauge N/A - rubber wheels
Macau Light Rapid Transit
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 澳门轻轨系统
Traditional Chinese 澳門輕軌系統
Portuguese name
Portuguese Metro Ligeiro de Macau

The Macau Light Rapid Transit or Macau LRT also known as Metro Ligeiro de Macau is a mass transit system in Macau under construction. It will 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.

Although it is termed light rail, it is technically a light metro using people movers.

History[edit]

The LRT was first proposed in 2003 by the Macau SAR Government. After the original proposal was rejected by the public,[clarification needed] the decision to build the LRT was not made until October 2006.[citation needed] The LRT will improve transportation options between the Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Cotai, and relieve traffic congestion on roads and bridges. It will be the first rapid transit system in Macau.

Site investigation work started in 2008, main construction work began in 21 February 2012 in Taipa and 2015 in Macau Peninsula, with the Taipa section to be operating by 2016,[2] Macau Peninsula section to be operating by 2018 or 2019.

Network[edit]

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

The LRT will consist of at least two phases:

  • Phase I Line (Macau-Taipa Line)
    Connecting major entry-exit points at the Macau 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 Van Bridge) to connect to Taipa island.
  • Phase II Line (Loop Line)
    Connecting the Barrier gate to A-Ma Temple via the inner harbour area, eventually forming a loop on the Macau peninsula.

Rolling stock[edit]

The LRT will use Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Crystal Mover APM vehicles with rubber tyres running on concrete track.[3] Mitsubishi will supply 55 two-cars trains, fully automated, driveless, rubber-tired APM system.[4] They will have a capacity of up to 476 passengers.[3] The car is named Ocean Cruiser.[5]

Ocean Cruiser
Manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Constructed 2012-2015
Capacity 105
Operator Macau LRT
Specifications
Car body construction Aluminum
Car length 11 metres (36 ft)
Width 3 metres (9.8 ft)
Height 4 metres (13 ft)
Doors 4 sets (2 sets per side) per car

Construction[edit]

The estimated construction cost for Phase 1 (with 21 stations) was revised in June 2011 from MOP 7.5 billion (about US$933 million) to MOP 11 billion (about US$1,370 million) including MOP 360 million for studies, MOP 4.9 billion for rolling stock and MOP 5.74 billion for construction.[6] The project will be financed by the Government of Macau and is scheduled to take about 48 months to complete. Construction of the Taipa section of Phase 1 started in late February 2012.[7]

Six design packages have been awarded and the open tenders were expected to be published by October 2011, starting by the Taipa packages C250 and C260.

Stations[edit]

Macau-Taipa Line Phase I[edit]

Phase I Macau LRT
Long-term plan Macau LRT

The Phase I Macau-Taipa Line will have 21 stations, two stations planned near the Cultural Centre and near the Macau Government Headquarters on Avenida da Praia Grande having been scrapped in the 2009 review:


Station Name
Station Name
Hanzi
1 Portas do Cerco
Border Gate
關閘
关闸
2 Hipódromo Leste
Racetrack East
馬場東
马场东
3 Jardim Areia Preta
Hac Sa Van Park
黑沙環公園
黑沙环公园
4 Terminal Marítimo do Porto Exterior
Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal
外港碼頭
外港码头
5 Lótus Dourado
Golden Lotus
金蓮花
金莲花
6 Centro de Ciência
Science Center
科學館
科学馆
7 Jardim das Artes
Arts Garden
藝園
艺园
8 Nam Van 南灣
南湾
9 Sai Van 西灣
西湾
10 Barra 媽閣
妈阁
11 Oceano
Ocean
海洋
海洋
12 Jockey Clube
Jockey Club
馬會
马会
13 Estádio
Stadium
運動場
运动场
14 Pai Kok 排角
排角
15 Cotai Oeste
Cotai West
路氹西
路氹西
16 Posto Fronteiriço de Lótus
Lotus Checkpoint
蓮花口岸
莲花口岸
17 Jogos da Ásia Oriental
East Asian Games
東亞運
东亚运
18 Cotai Leste
Cotai East
路氹東
路氹东
19 UCTM
MUST
科大
科大
20 Aeroporto
Airport
機場
机场
21 Terminal Marítimo da Taipa
Taipa Ferry Terminal
氹仔碼頭
氹仔码头

Macau-Taipa Line Phase II[edit]


Station Name
Station Name
Hanzi
1 Portas do Cerco
Border Gate
關閘
关闸
2 Ilha Verde 青洲
青洲
3 Fai Chi Kei
Fai Chi Kei
筷子基
筷子基
4 Mercado Municipal Almirante Lacerda
Red Market
紅街市
红街市
5 Mercado Municipal do Patane
Patane Provisional Market
水上街市
水上街市
6 Ponte 16 十六號碼頭
十六号码头
7 Ponte e Horta 司打口
司打口
8 Praia do Manduco 下環
下环
9 Barra 媽閣
妈阁

Seac Pai Van Line[edit]


Station Name
Station Name
Hanzi
1 Posto Fronteiriço de Lótus
Lotus Checkpoint
蓮花口岸
莲花口岸
2 Hospital das Ilhas
Hospital of Islands
離島醫院
离岛医院
3 Seac Pai Van 石排灣
石排湾

Hengqin Extension[edit]


Station Name
Station Name
Hanzi
1 Posto Fronteiriço de Lótus
Lotus Checkpoint
蓮花口岸
莲花口岸
2 Lianhua
Lotus
蓮花
莲花

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