Macau LRT Phase 1 Detailed Design of Viaduct, Elevated Stations, and Depot
Client: Transportation Infrastructure Office of the Macau Special Administrative Government
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: Lead Design Consultant
The Macau Special Administrative Government initiated the Macau Light Rail Transit system to provide the backbone for a citywide public transport network for Macau—a dense urban center on the southeast coast of China that is known for its gaming industry. The fully-automated system is being delivered in two phases. Scheduled to open by April 2015, Phase I consists of a 13-mile (21-kilometer) mainly elevated line with 21 stations and a maintenance depot on a 30-acre (12-hectare) site.
Parsons Brinckerhoff provided design consultancy services for a 2.8-mile (4.5-kilometer) section of Phase 1, including the design of the viaduct and four elevated stations in northern Macau and for the depot located on Taipa Island. Construction of the depot began in November 2011. The depot will house a fleet of 55 trains, expandable to 99 trains, and will accommodate the operations control center from which the line will be monitored and managed.
As lead design consultant for both contracts, Parsons Brinckerhoff was responsible for: civil, structural, environmental, and electrical and mechanical engineering services; depot planning; alignment design; architectural design of the viaduct, stations, and depot; public engagement support; preparation of all tender documentation; and construction stage support.