LRT and relevant projects overview

Train and Train System


Introduction 

 

The Macao LRT System is a fully automatic and self-driving train system, in which the rubber-tires trains driven by electricity are utilized. The system demonstrates environmentally-friendly features such as noise minimization and zero emission of exhausts. During operation, a train can consist of a group of 2 or 4 carriages, each of which can contain 100 people.

 

For the details of the train design, please visit: http://www.git.gov.mo/en/ocean_cruiser.aspx

 

The Information of the Train and System Provider

 

In 2011, the Macao SAR government and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries signed the LRT and system services provision contract, of which the cost was MOP 4.688 billion. The amount was mainly spent on the production of trains, and the production and installation works of various items as included in the supporting system equipment in the Taipa Line and Macao Peninsula Line as planned in Macao LRT Phase 1. In particular, the items of the system equipment included the control and signaling systems, communication systems, and items of accessory equipment such as platform doors and gate systems, etc.

 

In response to the actual situation regarding project developments, in 2015, the government negotiated with the provider to make adjustments to the LRT and system services provision contract, which involved the cost of MOP 700 million. This amount was mainly spent on coordinating the earlier operation of the Taipa Line, the necessary changes, adjustments and installation of the train system and supporting equipment, and the extension of the service period of the project technician team, etc. In addition, the related costs also included the expenditures on storage fees, insurance fees, maintenance fees and extended warranty fees, etc.

LRT Depot

Introduction

The LRT depot, the heart of Macao LRT system, which covers an area approximately 130,000 square meters, is located towards the southern part of the Macao International Airport and west to the the Avenida do Aeroporto. The LRT depot consists of two construction projects respectively for the foundation and superstructure; the first phase was the foundation construction, followed by the superstructure for the LRT depot. This superstructure consists of the administrative building (operation control center), workshop, maintenance building, stabling yard and washing plant, in which a 600-meter test track is set for the light rail testing .

Information of construction projects  / works

Project

Contractor

Contract Amount (MOP)

Status

Construction Works  for Depot Foundation of Macao LRT phase I

China Road and Bridge 
Corporation

386,000 ,000.00

Basically completed

Construction works  for Depot Superstructure of Macao LRT phase I

Joint venture by “Top Builders Internacional, Limitada ” and “Empresa Construtora Mei Cheong, Limitada”

555,137,300.00

Contract termination*

 

Construction works for Depot Superstructure of Macao LRT

Companhia de Engenharia e de Construção da China (Macau) Limitada

1,070,000,000.00

Under construction

*The Macao SAR government has terminated the contract with the contractor which was responsible for the depot superstructure construction works of Macao LRT Phase I. After the settlement, it has been concluded that the total expenditure is MOP 85,000,000, which involves the payment for the works which have been completed in the earlier phase. It also involves the amounts of the unpaid works which have been started, the materials which have been purchased, fines, and the works which have been prepaid for, etc. as settled after the termination of the contract. 

Taipa Line 

Introduction

The public transport interchange in Barra (BPTI) is located near Barra bus station at Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van, adjacent to LRT Barra station. In order to provide facilitation to residents and visitors, it will integrated the LRT and bus service, and become an importation transport interchange at southwestern area of Macao Peninsula upon completion of the project. The BPTI project includes two construction phases, in which phase one is preliminary work (diaphragm wall construction) was completed. Followed by the main structural construction works of public transport interchange.

Information of construction projects / works

Project Contractor Contract Amount (MOP) Status
Construction Works for Taipa Central Section Joint venture by
“Sociedade de Investimentos e Fomento Imobiliário Chon Tit, (Macau), Limitada ” and “Grupo De 15o
Departamento Da China Ferrovia, Limitada”
489,000,000.00 Under construction
Construction Works  for Cotai Section Joint venture by “Continental Engineering Corporation” ,
“Top Builders Internacional, Limitada” and “Companhia de Construção Ng Kam Kee, Limitada”
815,004,305.00 Under construction
Construction Works for Taipa Terminal Section Joint venture by “Companhia de Construção de Obras Portuárias Zhen Hwa, Limitada” and  “Grupo de 15º Departamento da China Ferrovia, Limitada ” 671,200,000.00 Under construction

Taipa Line Barra

Introduction

Taipa Line ⇄ Barra begins at the Ocean Station of the Taipa Line, goes northwards through the lower deck of the Sai Van Bridge, and ends at Barra, Macao Peninsula. The coverage of the LRT services can be extended from Taipa to Macao Peninsula upon its completion. 

The construction of Taipa Line ⇄ Barra is composed of two parts:

 

The Sai Van Bridge Lower Deck Improvement Works

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the trains and systems provider, is responsible for the improvement works, which include improving and upgrading the interior facilities, and installing related train system facilities. Upon the completion of improvement works, a light railway will be built in the outer lane in each bridge frame, while the two inner lanes are reserved for other vehicles.

 

Current Status

Under construction

 

Barra Station

The first LRT station in Macao Peninsula - Barra Station will be built in the area near the Barra bus terminus at Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van. Constructed near the Public Transport Interchange, it will be an important transportation interchange in the Southwest part of Macao Peninsula. The integration of various public transportation services such as LRT and bus services makes transportation more convenient for the residents and visitors.

The Barra Station construction is divided into two phases, the preliminary construction is going to build a diaphragm wall along the boundary of the station, and the main construction will be started as soon as the preliminary complete.

Current Status

Upcoming preliminary construction, detailed design is being adjusted.

 

Information of construction projects / works

Project

Contractor

Contract Amount
(MOP )

Status

  Preliminary Construction for
  Barra Station

  China Road and Bridge Corporation  

    139,860,000.00   

Under construction   

Seac Pai Van Line

Introduction

In response to the transportation demand caused by the introduction of public services projects such as Seac Pai Van public housing and Outlying Island Medical Complex, the government will develop LRT Seac Pai Van Line, in order to extend the LRT services to a new neighborhood. The Seac Pai Van Line goes through Estrada do Istmo, Rotunda de Seac Pai Van, and Estrada de Seac Pai Van. The Seac Pai Van Line will be connected seamlessly with the Taipa Line in the future, which makes interchange more convenient for passengers.

Current Status

Designs are in progress

Macao Peninsula Line

Introduction

Macao Peninsula Line starts from Barra, passes through Sai Van and Nam Van, it links with NAPE, Macau Ferry Terminal and northeast area of Macao Peninsula and ends at Border Gate.

Macao Peninsula consists of 10 stations including Barra station, Sai Van station, Nam Van station, Arts Garden station, Science Museum station, Golden Lotus station, Outer Harbour Ferry terminal station, two stations of northeast area and Border Gate station.

Current status
Macao Peninsula Line is not the top priority work, the alignment still takes time to be reviewed. At this stage, there is no specific timetable for implementation.

Public Transport Interchange at Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira in Taipa

Introduction

The public transport interchange at Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira in Taipa is located at Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira, near to The Macau Jockey Club, it includes coach parking lot, public bus terminus, pedestrain  boulevard, community facilities and green space and will become an important transport interchange in Taipa.
 
Information of construction projects / works

Project Contractor Contract Amount (MOP) Status
Construction works for Public Transport Interchange (phase 1) at Estrada Governador Albano de Oliveira in Taipa Top Builders Internacional, Limitada 428,000,000.00 Basically completed

Public Transport Interchange at Barra

Introduction

The public transport interchange in Barra (BPTI) is located near Barra bus station at Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van, adjacent to LRT Barra station. In order to provide facilitation to residents and visitors, it will integrated the LRT and bus service, and become an importation transport interchange at southwestern area of Macao Peninsula upon completion of the project. The BPTI project includes two construction phases, in which phase one is preliminary work (diaphragm wall construction) was completed. Followed by the main structural construction works of public transport interchange.

Information of construction projects / works

Project Contractor Contract Amount (MOP ) Status
Diaphragm Wall Construction works for Public Transport Interchange at Barra Companhia de Construção e Engenharia Omas, Limitada 122,364, 911.00 Basically completed
Construction works for Public Transport Interchange at Barra Joint venture by “Companhia de Construção de Obras Portuárias Zhen Hwa, Limitada” and “Companhia de Engenharia e De Construção Da China (Macauo), Limitada Construção Da China (Macau), Limitada Consórcio” 1,238,000, 000.00 Under construction

Current status

The piling works of the Public Transportation Interchange at Barra had been finished. At this stage, the excavation and construction works are still in process. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.