Macau light rail transit system to be operational by 2019

The Taipa section of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Macau is likely to be operational by 2019, said the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário.

Originally the Taipa section was slated to start operating by 2016.

The Taipa section includes stops serving the Cotai casino resorts which will connect to the Macau International Airport and the new Pac On ferry terminal located near the airport.

No timetable has been announced regarding the start of construction on the Macau peninsula section of the rail link.

With increasing focus on mass market customers in Macau, investment analysts have said that any delays beyond the end of 2016 would be negative for the new Cotai resorts.