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Macao-Hengqin LRT Expansion Starts Tunneling

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The expansion of the Hengqin Line, a cross-line light rail line transport (LRT) that connects the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the adjoining Guangdong-Macao cooperation area von Hengqin Island in South China’s Guangdong Province, began its development at the Hengqin Island site On Wednesday.

Namkwong Real Estate Co, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), and China Railway16th Bureau Group Corporation are taken part in the venture, and the Aoqin No.1, the biggest shield tunneling machine utilized in Macao with of 7.98 meters in diameters and 87 meters long, was utilized in the project.

The line has 2.2 kilometers length and begins from the elevated station HE1, close to the Lotus Bridge in Macao, which is associated with the Lotus Checkpoint Station, some portion of the Taipa Line. It runs along the Lotus Bridge and goes over the Shizimen Waterway prior to entering Zhuhai’s Hengqin Island through an underwater tunnel, and afterward arrives at the underground HE2 station situated before Hengqin Port.

The expansion of Hengqin Line is really important part of public transportation. It will improve the regional collaboration among Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), assisting Macao to be included in the “one-hour living circle” in the GBA.

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