This week, Cotai Gaming venues will be easier and convenient to reach. All thanks to the brand new rapid light transit train that will officially launch on Tuesday with stops at the gaming club. The train launch will come just in time when there is an improvement in the region’s transportation system.
The rapid light train will not only stop at the Cotai gaming properties alone but also other gaming properties as well. The 9.3-kilometer route will have other tops at the international airport and the local stadium, according to the Light Rapid Transit website.
According to casino.org, the transit is run by the Macao Light Rapid Transit Corp Ltd, which is a secondary branch of the MTR Corporation. The service is said to start on Tuesday, while the fair will be freely accessible for the remaining days of the month.
Later, any passenger will need to pay to ride in the car. The cost of the fair is also unknown to anyone. According to GGRAsia, this service will service the Macau peninsula as well.
The LRT train itinerary will operate from 6:30 am to 11:15 pm from Mondays to Thursdays. Throughout the week and on holidays, the train will serve between 6:30 am and 11:59pm. The trans will stop every 5 to 10 minutes along the way.
This Taipa stations will include all the following stops: Sports Ground, Jockey, Cotai West, East Asian Games, Ocean, Jockey Club, Lotus Port, Pai Kok, HKUST, Taipa Wharf land Cotai East.
The transit train system is automated. It also uses rubber-like tires transit cars. The costs of building this line hiked from $520 million to about $1.3 billion, as GGRAsia reported. The reports also claim that the project also faced a lot of delays.
Economical and very efficient
This public initiative will be very beneficial to many players, as many will find it more accessible and efficient to reach these gaming properties. It is, however, not clear if the number of Macau visitors or it is just another form of transport Cotai.
As of now, Macau already attracts many high-end visitors, whereby they board flights to Macau.
The mass-market players and also the non-gaming visitors who are highly interested in the entertainment, shopping, and other activities Macau can also use this service. Residents and casino employees are the most likely people to use this service.
The Light Rapid Transit has advertised numerous job posts, which include engineering and other station operations on their website. The positions include workers who will operate and control the trains, the support staff, maintenance employees, and engineers.
The government of Macau awarded the company a 10-year franchise contract of maintaining and operating the rail system in September.
An improvement in Macau transportation
The rail system comes just when there is an improvement in transportation in Macau. The $20 million worth Hong Khong Zhuhai Makau HKZM bridge was also opened in October 2018. With a 34 miles long-distance, this bridge turns out to be the sixth-longest bridge in the whole world.
The’one bus’ service as the casino refers to it transports passengers from Sands Macau, Parisian, and Venetian. The south terminal of the airport also will be expanded this year, where the airport will have the ability to hold up to 10 million passengers annually.
The international airport will also be built along with other commercials projects such as office space, food and beverage, and a VIP area.