Aurecon to provide technical advisory services for Mauritian LRT system

24 September 2012 (Last Updated September 24th, 2012 18:30)

The Mauritius Ministry of Public Infrastructure has awarded a contract to Aurecon to provide technical advisory services for constructing a light rapid transit (LRT) line between Port Louis and Curepipe in Mauritius.

The Mauritius Ministry of Public Infrastructure has awarded a contract to Aurecon to provide technical advisory services for constructing a light rapid transit (LRT) line between Port Louis and Curepipe in Mauritius.

Aurecon will team up with lead agency, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), and the Singapore Mass Transit (SMRT) under the project.

The proposed LRT line is expected to be 24.9km-long with 13 stations and an end-to-end journey time of 32 minutes.

Upon completion a total of 31 light rail vehicles (LRVs), each of which have a capacity to accommodate 250 passengers, will be operated on the line serving every five minutes during the peak hour.

Under the deal, SCE will lead a team of Singapore consultants, who will provide the project management action plan to the Mauritian Government to support the delivery of a business case, planning and engineering services for the development of the Mauritius LRT project.

"Aurecon will team up with lead agency, Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), and the Singapore Mass Transit (SMRT) under the project."

The project management action plan, which will also consider other potential future network extensions in Mauritius, is scheduled to be completed within 13 months.

The deal will also see SMRT provide technical advice regarding public transport integration, operation and maintenance planning, and operational safety, while Aurecon will provide transport and traffic planning, engineering and business case development services to the project.

According to the government of Mauritius, construction of the LRT system is required to relieve the main road arteries.

Under the project, the existing bus services would be reviewed to create a multi-modal transport network suitable for the long-term future