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Old June 9th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #81
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News on the Macau LRT:
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According to GIT chief Lei Chan Tong, the tenders for the civil construction of the entire Taipa and Cotai sections of the LRT route will begin in the third quarter of this year, whilst the civil construction of the Macau section is expected to follow in the first half of 2012.
The Cotai and border route covers the west side of the Cotai Strip (the roads between Galaxy Macau and the Venetian Resort Hotel), the Lotus Flower Port, the Macau Dome, the east side of Cotai (City of Dreams), the Macau University of Science and Technology, the airport as well as the Pac On ferry terminal.
Lei said the office will maintain “close coordination” with traffic, environmental protection and city planning departments during the related construction in order to minimise the impacts on the daily lives of the public.
Furthermore, in response to the expected growing demand for public transportation after the Seac Pai Van public housing is completed at the end of 2012, Lei said a light rail station has been reserved in this community, but in the early period only connecting buses can transport people between the residential quarter and the nearest light rail station.
According to the GIT chief, the stations are one of the most important components of the LRT and those at the Cotai and border section will be able to provide “convenient and high quality” public transportation to residents and tourists who need to travel to any of the main borders in Macau.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #82
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According to git.giv.mo, an automated metro was to be built. Is this the same as the light rail?
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Old July 16th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #83
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I think monorail would be ideal here.

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Old July 17th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #84
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I think monorail would be ideal here.

are you talking about macau, or for some reason, goes to UK and USA.

How do you plan to fit monorail and its stations above all these super narrow macau roads, with bridge, footbridge etc in the way.
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Old July 19th, 2011, 11:46 AM   #85
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I guess it could be above ground in Taipa but definitely need to keep it underground in the historic city centre.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:50 AM   #86
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I guess it could be above ground in Taipa but definitely need to keep it underground in the historic city centre.
Got to be real deep as there are all these carpark, tunnels, sewer to dodge. And then to access these deep tunnels.

Does Underground Monorail ever existed?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #87
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Hi everybody,

I had been to the 16th International Macau Trade & Investment Fair hold at the Venetian in October this year and talked to the government representative about the LRT Macau project. As per her information construction in civils will most likely start from April 2012 onwards. It seems that the Consultant is already in place and discussing the next steps with Mitsubishi.

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Old November 24th, 2011, 11:20 AM   #88
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The GIT is having a couple of showcasts in Macau with station models:

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Old November 29th, 2011, 06:17 AM   #89
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The GIT keeps doing a lot of mistakes and slowing down the process. Hope it goes ahead soon as the whole city is fed up with the traffic.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #90
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LRT could reach Seac Pai Van
14/02/2012 09:39:00 Vítor Quintã
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The second phase of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system could reach Seac Pai Van, in Coloane, two Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) officials confirmed yesterday. Meanwhile the construction works for the downtown Taipa route will start soon, they promised.

The first phase of the LRT will include 21 stations in the Macau peninsula, Taipa and Cotai, stretching from the Border Gate to the Pac On ferry terminal. The system should be up and running by 2015, said GIT technical consultant Michael Lam Soi Hoi.

But authorities are already planning for the second phase, which could include a station in Seac Pai Van, he added. “Whether or not to launch a specific route, that will be up to the development of the area,” said Lam during a conference.

“We are still thinking about that issue and studying that possibility,” GIT deputy coordinator, Ho Cheong Kei, told journalists on the sidelines. “It’s an area that has the pandas and a public housing complex,” he recalled.
This Coloane area, which already hosts the Panda Habitat theme park, will include Macau’s biggest public housing complex with about 6,800 units and the luxury residential development One Oasis with 714 apartments.

The second phase will also include a link between the Border Gate and the Barra district that would close the LRT circuit, as well as two stations in the reclaimed plot A and the island that will host the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge border crossing, both rising to the peninsula’s northeast.

In addition the government is also planning for a possible extension of the LRT system to Hengqin Island, in connection with the future Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit, said Michael Lam.

Productivity boost

Meanwhile the construction works for the first LRT route in downtown Taipa will start soon, Ho Cheong Kei said. This project will include five stations: Ocean Gardens, Macau Jockey Club, Macau Stadium and one between the old Taipa village and the Galaxy Macau resort.

“We have already launched the public tender. Right now we are overseeing preparatory works and planning for the necessary traffic reorganisation,” the GIT official explained. The office received 16 bids for the first route, ranging between MOP 489 million and MOP 2.99 billion.
The construction works were set to start in the first quarter of 2012. Asked if this schedule will be kept, Ho replied: “We will do everything in our reach to launch the works as soon as possible”.

Yesterday’s conference focused on discussing the models for railway operation and financial management implemented in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Portugal.

“This is one of our biggest challenges,” Michael Lam stressed. Ho Cheong Kei agreed: “We are looking to learn from the experiences from other jurisdictions. I hope that within this year we will have an idea on what our management model will be.”

A China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) expert believes the Guangzhou model, where the government takes care of the planning and offers financial assistance, would be a good example for Macau.

“I think it’s the most efficient model to run a new railway system,” said Li Xiaojiang, director of the CAUPD Subway and Light Rail Research Centre, during the conference. But, he added, “there are no good or bad models. It all depends on the specific needs of each city”.

Even before choosing a model, GIT is confident the LRT system will boost Macau’s economy and help society earn a further MOP 15.8 to 16.4 billion just in the first 10 years of operation.

The LRT will become “Macau’s main collective transportation system” and will reduce commuting time by 63 percent, Michael Lam predicted. He also expects the use of private vehicles to drop, cutting both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by 20 percent.

“With better air quality authorities and the population will save a lot on healthcare expenses,” Ho Cheong Kei added.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 04:05 AM   #91
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LRT Taipa works start tomorrow
20/02/2012 10:47:00
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The construction works for the first Light Rapid Transit route in downtown Taipa will start tomorrow but the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) has pledged to minimise the impact on traffic.

The two-kilometre project, which will include five stations – Ocean Gardens, Macau Jockey Club, Macau Stadium and one between the old Taipa village and the Galaxy Macau resort –, will cost MOP 489 million, the office confirmed.

This was the lowest of the 16 bids received by GIT as part of the international public tender for the construction of the first route, with the highest at MOP 2.99 billion. The works should be ready around May 2015.
During the next three years traffic in Taipa will be affected by the project, the office admitted. From the end of March, traffic on Sai Van bridge’s Taipa exit will be reduced to two lanes on each way.

Later on, the road connecting the bridge to Cotai –’Rua dos Jogos da Ásia Oriental’– will also lose one lane each way. GIT has promised to introduce more road signs “considering the high speed currently found in these two lanes”.

Construction works on the road near the Jockey Club – ‘Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira’ – will slice down the number of parking spaces available. But the office stressed that this segment will only be launched in April, after Taipa central park’s car park starts operating.

In 2009 the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau director Jaime Carion said the car park would have 1,300 parking spaces for cars and 1,300 for motorbikes, including spaces for people with disability.

Pollution reduction

“Unfortunately I should say that we are going to begin to have troubles in traffic, because with an infrastructure like this it’s unavoidable,” said GIT deputy director André Sales Ritchie, quoted by TDM News.

But the office stressed that the LRT flyover will be built with prefabricated parts and that the construction works will mostly occupy the central reservation. As a result “the construction area and schedule will be smaller than in conventional works,” GIT said.

“After the experience gained with the successfully concluded [sewer upgrade] works at Avenida Horta e Costa, authorities decided to adopt the phased construction model,” a statement adds.

Traffic aside, “there are other impacts that are unavoidable, namely construction noise and also dust particles,” Sales Ritchie admitted. Contractors will have to spray the air to reduce air pollution and measure noise, he added.

A mechanism introduced by the contractors but supervised by GIT will also be in charge of regularly keeping in touch with Taipa associations and responding to issues raised by local residents.

The open tender for the LRT route in the Macau peninsula will be launched during the first half of this year, Sales Ritchie said. The construction works will start before the end of 2012, he added.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:20 AM   #92
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LRT in Macau, Taipa and Cotai, good. But housing developments and LRT in Coloane could very well be the last of green and quiet that island will ever have.

Development in Coloane should be minimal as the island and it's two villages already have good roads and infrastructure plus green space with walking trails, in my opinion it should be kept that way.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:56 PM   #93
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Nice news...
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #94
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Lao Si Io won’t rule out further increase in LRT spending
22/02/2012 10:14:00
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Construction works for the first Light Rapid Transit route in downtown Taipa started yesterday amid a festive groundbreaking ceremony and Lao Si Io, Secretary for Transport and Public Works did not rule out a possible further increase in the spending for the MOP 11 billion project.

As with other major construction projects, LRT budget issues have been a major concern. Lao was asked about the subject again after the ceremony.

“At this stage, the spending (of the Taipa section) is still within out budget that we previously announced,” Lao said, adding that “of course, if there is any changes in the way ahead, we’ll let the public know immediately.”

But he did not speculate on the possible figures of further growth in the budget, only adding that “there’ll be all kinds of difficulties ahead, but we’ll handle them in accordance with the principle that the public’s interests come first, and the concerns of all parties will be duly addressed.”

The authority has been under criticism over the ever-increasing LRT budget.

The initial Light Rail Transit budget was less than MOP 4.2 billion in 2007 but then increased to MOP 7.5 billion in 2009. After the adjudication of the rolling stock and system contract to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and revision of construction work estimates, the forecast has risen to MOP 8.7 billion early last year, not including the MOP 263.2 million in work already adjudicated. The figure further swelled to MOP 11 billion last June prompting the Commission of Audit to release a report slamming the authority over the “ballooning” budget.

The ever-surging spending also prompted lawmakers Au Kam San and José Pereira Coutinho to ask the authority whether or not the newest MOP 11 billion budget for phase one of the LRT would really be the “ultimate figure”, suggesting that the costs would most likely far exceed this estimation.

The 1.9-kilometre project launched yesterday, which will include five stations – Ocean Gardens, Macau Jockey Club, Macau Stadium and one between the old Taipa village and the Galaxy Macau resort –, will cost MOP 489 million, according to statistics from the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT). This was the cheapest of the 16 bids in the international public tender for the construction, which is expected to finish around May 2015.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #95
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Proposals for the Cotai LRT segment submitted
27/02/2012 10:37:00
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Eighteen proposals for the Cotai segment of the LRT were received by last Friday’s deadline with prices ranging between MOP 789 million and MOP 1.3 billion. Fourteen proposals have been accepted, four only conditionally. Once introduced, the LRT in Cotai is expected to facilitate transportation in this area as well as provide an interface between the border crossing at Flor de Lótus and the intercity railway of Guangzhou.

The Cotai segment includes Rua do Pai Kok in Taipa and the eastern part of Cotai, which covers the road viaduct of the light railway between the Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Avenida Cidade Nova, the Cotai roundabout, Estrada Flor de Lótus, the Flor de Lótus roundabout and the Avenida da Nave Desportiva in Taipa, with a total length of 3.37km.

Simultaneously, four LRT stations will be constructed, specifically in the western part of Cotai, at the border crossing of Flor de Lótus, at Macau Gymnasium for East Asian Games and the eastern part of Cotai.

The project will be a joint venture between local and foreign companies. The construction will provide 400 work places for local workers.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #96
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LRT is going slow and slower like any other public work in Macau since Ao Man Long criminal case. A shame for this land of brave people.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #97
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Macau is so congested,why don't they build it underground?
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LRT link to Delta bridge good for Cotai casinos
14/03/2012 10:24:00
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The possible inclusion of a line between the Pearl River Delta bridge border crossing and Taipa in the second phase of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system would benefit the Cotai casinos, analysts said. The construction works for the LRT first route began last month but authorities are already planning for the second phase, which will include a link between the Border Gate and the Barra district that would close the circuit in the Macau peninsula. Also planned are two stations in the reclaimed plot A and the island that will host the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge border crossing, both rising to the peninsula’s northeast.

But the Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) is also considering whether or not to introduce a new line linking the island to Taipa, in connection with a fourth crossing point between the two sides, which could be a tunnel. “We believe the proposed add-on would connect the drop-off point of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge directly to Taipa/Cotai, bypassing the numerous station stops [in the first phase line] on the Macau peninsula,” Union Gaming Research analysts wrote in an industry research report released on Monday.

Without a new line, visitors coming from the bridge would have to pass through 11 stations, stretching from the peninsula to Taipa through the Sai Van bridge before reaching the first Cotai casino. “We would view this spur line as a positive for operators with significant Cotai exposure,” according to the report quoted by Macau Business newsletter. Sands China, Galaxy Entertainment and Melco Crown Entertainment are the three operators with a foothold in the area.

The other three companies – Wynn Macau, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) and MGM China – have each applied for plots in Cotai and last month the Lands and Public Works Bureau (DSSOPT) director Jaime Carion said two of the three land grant applications could be approved by the end of 2012.

2016 launch

One year ago, Union Gaming Research stressed that most casino customers have “an (ingrained) preference for rail travel, as well as a tolerance for longer journeys (relative to air travel) in exchange for saving money on transportation costs”.

“Mass market casino customers might ‘cheap out’ on transportation costs (…) but then hit the casino floors firing on all cylinders with per-hand wagers in excess of the cost of the trip,” the analysts wrote.

“Although not addressed, we would anticipate this spur line to open sometime after phase one opens in 2016,” Union Gaming Research wrote. The analysts are less optimistic that the government, which pledged to have the LRT first phase up and running by 2015.

The construction works for the initial LRT route in downtown Taipa should be ready around May 2015. The two-kilometer project, which will include five stations – Ocean Gardens, Macau Jockey Club, Macau Stadium and one between the old Taipa village and the Galaxy Macau resort –, will cost MOP 489 million. The open tender for the LRT route in the Macau peninsula will be launched during the first half of this year. The construction works will start before the end of 2012, authorities pledged.

In addition the government is also planning for a possible extension of the LRT system to Seac Pai Van, in Coloane, and to Hengqin Island, in connection with the future Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit. A study commissioned by GIT claims the LRT system will boost Macau’s economy and help society earn a further MOP 15.8 to 16.4 billion in the first 10 years of operation alone.

Authorities believe the LRT will become Macau’s main collective transportation system and reduce commuting time by 63 percent. The government also expects the use of private vehicles to drop, cutting both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by 20 percent.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:43 PM   #99
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What's the latest about Macau LRT?

Has work started?

Which manufacturer? What are the dimensions of the cars?

I hope the network can be expanded over time to make Macau largely car free.
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I was just in Macau recently, and didn't see any evidence of any stations or rail being built anywhere.

Curious if anything is actually being built at all?
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