Macau’s light railway, currently under construction, will eventually be connected to the railway system of Guangdong province in mainland China via a station to be built on the island of Hengqin, the Secretary for Transport and Public Works said Thursday.
Secretary Lau Si To also said the Lotus Flower border post in Cotai, the area of reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, would be renovated to accommodate a Metro station, and a tunnel will be built from this station that will take the metro to the existing border post on Hengqin Island.
With this connection, it will be possible in future to take the Metro in Macau to the island of Hengqin and from there take another metro, which is also due to be built and will link with inter-city Zhuhai-Guangzhou railway, from where there will be access to an extensive network of railways in China.
On the sidelines of a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Legislative Assembly, the Secretary for Transport and Public Works said the issue of joining up the itineraries had already been agreed with Zhuhai.
Lau Si To said that the extension of the light railway to Hengqin was already being designed and, in the future, the two territories would have another means of transport. (Macauhub/MO)