Mauritius light rail Phase 2A
Mauritius Metro Express network. CREDIT: Metro Express Ltd

Mauritius light rail Phase 2A contract awarded

India’s Larsen & Toubro Construction (L&T) has been awarded a contract to build Phase 2A of the Mauritius Metro Express.

The extension project will run 3.4 km from Rose Hill Central to Trianon via Quatre Bornes Central Station, serving Ebene Cybercity and the University of Mauritius. 

The contract involves the construction of the track, viaducts and bridges, three stations, a DC traction power supply system, ticketing and passenger information systems, and the integration with road traffic through an advanced signalling system.

Phase 1 of the light rail project was inaugurated in October 2019 between Port Louis and Rose Hill, and began commercial operation in January 2020. Phase 1 was also constructed by L&T under a $565m contract awarded in August 2017.

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The Mauritius Metro Express is a partially operational, 26 km-long light rail transit system in Mauritius. The 19-station light rail system will connect five major cities, including the capital Port Louis, Curepipe, Vacoas, Rose Hill, and Quatre Bornes. 

The Mauritius Metro Express operates a fleet of 18 bi-directional, air-conditioned trams with seven modules each. The Urbos 100 low-floor LRVs were supplied by CAF under a €100m contract awarded in December 2017.

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