It's been 10 years in the making, but Macao Light Rapid Transit (MLRT) finally opens today! An opening ceremony was held this morning, ahead of the very first passenger train from the Taipa Ferry Terminal, which is scheduled to depart at 3.33 pm!
The Taipa Line currently makes up the entirety of the network, stretching 9.3km and consisting of 11 stations that cover Macao's central residential area, old towns and popular tourist destinations in Taipa. Trains run every 5-10 minutes from 6.30am-11.15pm from Monday to Thursday, and 6.30am-11.59pm at weekends. In celebration of their first transit system, all rides will be free until the end of 2019, so now you have even more of an excuse to visit our Macanese neighbours across the way! Prices for tickets and extension plans are still yet to be announced. By Cj Villanueva.