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Metro Express Project

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Metro Express Project
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Estimated to cost MUR18.8bn ($565m), the project was officially launched in March 2017 and is being undertaken by Metro Express Limited, a wholly-owned company of the Government of Mauritius.

It will pass through five major cities, including Curepipe, Vacoas, Rose Hill, Quatre Bornes, and the capital Port Louis. Operations are due to begin on the Rose Hill to Port Louis section in September 2019, while train services from the Curepipe station are expected to start in early-2021.

The metro project will cut the journey time from Curepipe to Port Louis to 41 minutes. 

Mauritius Metro Express project background
The light rail project is being undertaken to decrease traffic congestion in Mauritius, which is costing the nation MUR4bn ($119.6m) a year. The project design includes the creation of a multimodal urban transit solution, connecting three major bus interchanges to give commuters to access bus services.

A future north-south expansion of the metro express is in plan, which will create a direct connection to the airport.

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