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The LRT will run ‘round the clock on the first day of Lunar New Year

Planning to welcome the Year of the Dragon at A-Ma Temple? Why not take the light rail?

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UPDATED: 08 Feb 2024, 8:02 am

Macao’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines will operate right through the night on Friday, 9 February. A 24/7 public transport option will give Taipa residents out and about in the early hours of the Dragon Year an easy means of returning home, the Macau Light Rail Company said.

The company said it expected the newly opened Barra station to be busy on Friday night and Saturday morning, given nearby A-Ma Temple is a popular place to start the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Dragon kicks off on 10 February (this Saturday).

Trains will depart every 7.5 minutes between 11 am on Friday and 1 am on Saturday, then every 15 minutes until 3 am. Between 3 am and 6:30 am, departures will be every half hour. From 6.30 am – the LRT’s usual starting time – trains will again depart every 7:5 minutes.

[See more: ‘How much should I give?’ The 8 red envelope rules of Chinese New Year]

While the last LRT is usually at 11:15 pm on weekdays, it will run until midnight on 12, 15 and 16 February to accommodate various large-scale festivities taking place to celebrate the new year.

The LRT’s operator said it would mobilise extra staff to help meet demand during the Spring Festival period.

Those travelling by taxi, meanwhile, will notice a fare hike has been approved by the government. The increase takes effect today.

UPDATED: 08 Feb 2024, 8:02 am

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