Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Taking the L-train in Macau

It's hard to see too many links between Chicago and Macau. However, the People's Daily Online today reports that the government has announced a $525 million elevated light rail system which they think they can build in 48 months. The report suggests that the 22km line will include 26 stations.

Anybody who has an idea of the scale of Macau's expansion plans (and we have commented on these a number of times including here, here and here) will be aware that they are enormously ambitious. The current road infrastructure in what was a tiny and sleepy Portuguese colony for most of the past 500 years, is simply not up to what they want to do. So, it sounds as though this news comes not a moment too soon.

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