Macau Light Rail Transit Company Limited (LRT) has revealed that the new Macau Barra station, which connects Taipa with the Macau peninsula, will officially open on 8 December.
Barra station began construction in 2018 and has been in the works for over five years. The main construction was completed in March this year, followed by more than half a year of testing. The project cost is listed as MOP$1.18 billion (US$147 million).
It is hoped that the opening of the new route and another means of transiting between Macau and Taipa will significantly improve the local traffic situation.
Macau Barra Station is close to the A-Ma Temple, a famous tourist attraction on the Macau Peninsula, while the Taipa LRT’s Cotai West Station and Cotai East Station are adjacent to a number of Cotai integrated resorts.