Macau light railway only fully operational in 2022

31 July 2014

Macau’s light railway, which will link the peninsula to the island of Taipa, will only be fully operational in 2022, the assistant coordinator of the Macau Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT), André Ritchie, told Portuguese news agency Lusa.

Ritchie said that on the island of Taipa, the light railway – which will cover a stretch of 9 kilometres – will be concluded by 2016 and link the international airport to the Sai Van bridge where, later, it will be extended to the Barra area, on the Macau peninsula.

On the Macau peninsula the project will only be concluded in 2015 and, with “six or seven years of construction work,” only in 2022 will it be fully operational between the Macau peninsula and the island of Taipa.

The light railway, which will be around 20 kilometres long when it is finished at current price sis expected to cost around 15 billion patacas (US$1.8 billion). (macauhub/MO)