Preliminary design of the Light Rapid Transit East Line under review – Secretary of Transport
Transport and Public Works Secretary Raimundo Arrais do RosÃ¡rio said today (Monday) that the preliminary design of the light rapid transit line to the east was completed in September and is currently underway. ‘exam.
The future LRT East line will connect the Gongbei border control post and the Taipa ferry terminal via an underwater tunnel connecting the reclaimed areas of areas A and E.
The project is expected to include six stations spread over 7.6 kilometers, with a maximum expected travel time of 15 minutes.
Without providing an estimate, RosÃ¡rio only admitted that the East line would likely be more expensive than the Taipa line by MOP 10.2 billion.
The Secretary made the comments after the ceremony to celebrate the 22sd anniversary of the creation of the Macao SAR.
The Taipa Light Rapid Transit line suspended operations for 180 days from October 20 for replacement work on high voltage cables.
In the meantime, following a repeat of the required public tender, local authorities awarded a contract for MOP 938.6 million (US $ 117 million) to China Road And Bridge Corporation for the construction of the Seac Pai Van Light Rapid Transit line, with preparatory work already underway. .
According to information from the Infrastructure Development Bureau (GDI), the main construction is expected to be completed in December 2023.
Regarding the Hengqin LRT line, the main excavation works of the underwater tunnel for the extension of the line connecting the Taipa Light Rapid Transit line should be completed in early 2022.