A train arrives at the Cotai East station during a media tour of the Macau Light Rapid Transit, August 81, 2019. (File photo: VCG)
Macao announced the opening of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Tuesday, the first mass rail transit service in the special administrative region of South China.
Chui Sai On, Chief Executive of Macao Special Administrative Region, and Ho Hau Wah, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the city’s first chief executive, witnessed the launch.
The first route, 9.3 kilometers long, will run through 11 stations in Taipa and Cotai, connecting central residential areas, old town and major air, land and maritime ports.
Route map of Taipa Line (Image: CCTV news)
The first train is scheduled to depart from Taipa Maritime Terminal station at 3:33 pm. Macao citizens and tourists are allowed to take a free ride until December 31. The operator said the Taipa Line is the baby step of Macao’s railway system and it expects the LRT to continue expanding.
(Compiled by Chen Lidan)