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The LRT journey from Barra to Taipa will take only four minutes

Scheduled to open this Friday, the Taipa-Barra extension line will allow residents to travel between Taipa and the Macao Peninsula by rail for the very first time.

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Scheduled to open this Friday, the Taipa-Barra extension line will allow residents to travel between Taipa and the Macao Peninsula by rail for the very first time.

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Less than 1 minute Minutes

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 11:57 am

Light Rail Transit (LRT) users will be able to make the journey from the new Barra Station to the Taipa Line’s Ocean Station in approximately four minutes, according to multiple local reports. 

The Taipa-Barra extension line, as well as its adjoining Barra Station, are scheduled to officially open this Friday, with the first LRT set to depart from the Macao Peninsula at 6:30 am. 

At a media preview event held at the station yesterday, the chairman of the Macau Light Rail Company, Ho Cheong Kei said that trains will generally arrive at Barra Station every 10 minutes, although passengers can expect trains every 7 minutes during peak hours. 

Ho also noted that the last train during weekdays is scheduled for 11:15 pm but that the time would be extended to 11:59 pm on the weekends and public holidays

[See more: New bus routes are going to serve Barra LRT Station]

According to the chairman, each train has a maximum capacity of 200 people. However, he does not anticipate the passenger volume to significantly increase for the time being. 

Passengers can buy tickets in person or use their Macau Pass or Light Rail Pass. Other payment types such as MPay are temporarily unavailable. 

The new station has twelve retail spaces, although there were no bidders for the tenders previously announced. A carpark has also been built, with 201 spaces for cars and 403 spots reserved for motorcycles. 

In order to facilitate travel from the LRT station to other parts of the Macao peninsula, the transport department has set up new bus routes

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 11:57 am

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