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Old October 20th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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MAURITIUS | Public Transport

This thread is about public transport on Mauritius Island
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Old October 20th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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From Railway Gazette:

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http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/u...ontractor.html

Mauritius selects light rail contractor
20 Oct 2014

MAURITIUS: The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has awarded a partnership of Indian construction company Afcons Infrastructure and CAF a contract to build a 37 km light rail line from the capital Port Louis to Curepipe.

Much of the route, known locally as métro leger, would use the alignment of the standard gauge Mauritius Government Railways’ Midland Line, which closed in 1964. There would be 20 stops, some of which will be designed as hubs for bus feeder services.

Of the 11 companies submitting expressions of interest in April 2013, six were shortlisted, with only Afcons and China State Construction Engineering Co responding to the request for proposals in November. CSCE was subsequently disqualified, as it has been blacklisted by the World Bank.

Afcons and CAF submitted both a base proposal and an alternative proposal, which were assessed by project consultant Singapore Co-operation Enterprise. Its quote was reduced from an initial US$862m to US$786m.

The Indian government is providing a US$600m credit line, with US$200m at 1% interest and US$400m at less than 2%. The remaining US$250m will be raised on the local market. The government has pledged that light rail will be no more expensive to use than buses when it opens in October 2018.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Map of LRT:

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Old September 9th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #4
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CarLina for Mauritius

Would there be some room in Mauritius for a new, simple automatic multi-purpose transport, CarLina, characterized as follows:
- transport of people and automatic delivery of goods up to 20' containers (but this at night), or both combined including forming 'trains'.
- commercial speed 36km/h 24/7 with 1mn wait, traffic scheduled in real time for zero congestion. Max capacity in excess of 30k passengers/hr.
- elevated trackways (3-4m) costing 1.5 to 2M€/km, almost no real estate reclaimed, high obstacle clearing including running on a cliff slope.
- multitude of very small stations (=stairs/elevator) so that walking distance never exceeds 200m.
- complimentary handling chariots to cover the last 200m.
More reading on our french site aida-sea, the /transport-urbain/ page
? Thank you for your opinion
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Old January 18th, 2017, 10:05 AM   #5
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2017 - finally more information

2017 is likely going to be the year when figures and information will be made final and official about the Mauritius Light Rail System, locally dubbed as Metro Express, although it looks as though it will be a very usual standard gauge Tramway.

There are rumors here in Mauritius that main work might even start this year but I do not buy that for a second. Because as of now almost nothing is official, not even the route, let alone a credible final cost figure.

What is known is :
customer : Ministry of Public Infrastructure
consultant : Singapore Cooperation Entreprise (SCE - Singapore)
main contractor : AFCONS (India)
rolling stock seller : CAF (Spain)

sources :
local press
http://www.tautonline.com/mauritius-...il-goes-ahead/
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/s...ontractor.html
http://www.lemauricien.com/article/m...ltd-debarquent

the rest... well let us share infomation and updates on this already existing thread
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Old January 18th, 2017, 10:09 AM   #6
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route

So latest info in (but already 3 months old) : we have definite LIST of stations. But reading and looking in detail across the web will tell you that this list isn't quite a route yet...

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Le Metro Express fera halte à une vingtaine de stations au total durant son voyage entre Port-Louis et Curepipe. C’est ce que révèle le rapport Work in Progress, classé confidentiel et soumis aux autorités par les consultants singapouriens de Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, le mois dernier. Des détails ayant filtré, l’express est en mesure de publier tous les arrêts que devrait comprendre ce trajet.


Le point de départ : l’Immigration, soit la gare du Nord. Autre stop : la gare Victoria avant de rallier St-Louis et la région de Grande-Rivière-Nord-Ouest (Black River Road et Nelson Mandela). Ensuite, direction Beau-Bassin et rue Révérend-Lebrun avant de s’arrêter à la gare de Rose Hill. Le Metro Express devrait alors faire un détour vers Ebène et Réduit. Déviation due à l’université de Maurice (UoM) et à la cybercité.

Sur le tracé, tout semble indiquer que le Metro Express devrait à nouveau passer par Rose-Hill et rejoindre, par la suite, la gare de Quatre-Bornes. Deux autres arrêts sont prévus dans cette même ville, soit à St-Jean et à Trianon, avant de poursuivre la route vers Phoenix, Vacoas. En passant par Palmerstone Road, Sadally, Floréal, le parcours s’arrête alors à Curepipe. La destination finale comporte également deux arrêts.

Une question s’impose : comment ce tracé sera-t-il conçu, notamment au vu de certaines agglomérations ? «Dans la mesure du possible, le tracé devrait se faire au sol. Mais s’il y a des développements urbains importants, l’option des pilotis sera probablement retenue», avance-t-on dans les milieux concernés. Cette option devrait toutefois s’avérer très coûteuse. Raison pour laquelle les autorités concernées ne devraient en faire usage qu’en dernier recours.

Du reste, il nous revient que de «petites modifications» pourraient être apportées au tracé. «Par exemple, il se peut que l’on choisisse de dévier par quelques mètres si un terrain est en altitude. Il sera alors préférable de changer quelque peu le tracé pour diminuer les coûts», souligne-t-on. Et de poursuivre que les autorités pourraient procéder à l’acquisition obligatoire de terrains pour ces mêmes raisons.

Par ailleurs, le Road Decongestion Programme (RDP) devrait rejoindre le tracé du Metro Express à certains endroits. Comme par exemple à Chebel et la gare Victoria à Port-Louis. Conséquence : le RDP devrait également connaître quelques changements.

Le projet devrait coûter Rs 17 mds
Autre détail ayant filtré : ce projet devrait, au final, coûter aux alentours de Rs 17 milliards. Ce qui représente Rs 7 milliards de moins que le montant annoncé par l’ancien gouvernement, à la veille des législatives de 2014. Cependant, dans les milieux concernés, on indique qu’il serait plus prudent d’avancer la somme de Rs 20 milliards, étant donné l’ampleur des travaux.
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various schemes for route you can see across the web. NONE is official.





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Old January 18th, 2017, 12:12 PM   #8
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Would it make sense to extend it the 25 kilometers or so to the airport?
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What are the estimates for potential ridership?
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Would it make sense to extend it the 25 kilometers or so to the airport?
not entirely sure it would because the issue really is the commuting, of people moving down in the morning from the plateau to downtown, and back. The motorway to the airport is always pretty much clear of traffic so existing taxi or bus service is more than enough.
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What are the estimates for potential ridership?
no official figure has been released so far. An audit of the project by PwC India has been conducted. Its conclusions are being kept confidential until they should be made public in February 2017. A figure of at least an estimation shall certainly be mentioned in these conclusions.

source : http://www.lemauricien.com/article/a...r-du-12-mars-0
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Old March 21st, 2017, 02:45 PM   #12
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Project: Metro Express - Mass Urban Transit System

Estimated Completion Year (Phase 1): 2021
Estimated Cost: USD 600 Million
Total Length: 26 Km
Number of stations: 19
Number of transit centers: 4
Project Consultancy: Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE)

Project contractor: TBA



Overview of the project:

Construction was launched yesterday. For anyone interested in more frequent updates of the first light rail system in the Indian Ocean subscribe to the dedicated thread in the African sub-forum. KavirajG seems to follow this project quite closely.
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