Mauritius Metro Express: All about Country's first Light Rail Transit System

Krishtina D'Silva Posted on: 2019-10-04 16:02:10 Viewer: 3,200 Comments: 0 Country: Mauritius City:

Mauritius Metro Express: All about Country's first Light Rail Transit System

Mauritius Metro Express is a Light Rail Transit System that will connect a 26-km long metro corridor from Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis with 19 stations.

Project Key Information

  • Project Name: Mauritius Metro Express Project
  • System Type: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
  • System Length: 26 km
  • Project Operator: Metro Express Limited, Govt. of Mauritius
  • Project Cost: US$ 565 million (equivalent to MUR 18.8 billion)
  • Funding: Govt. of India.
  • Deadline: 2021
  • Status: Operational - since 03.10.2019 (Phase-I)

Metro Express Network Route

Phase I: Immigration - Rose Hill Interchange (Operational)

  • Total Stations: 8
  • Total Length: 13 km
  • Station Names: Rose Hill Interchange, Reverend Lebrun, Beau Bassin, Nelson Mandela,  Black River Road, St Louis, Victoria, Immigration.
  • Depot: Richelieu Depot

Phase II: Victoria Avenue -  Curepipe Interchange (Under Construction)

  • Total Stations: 11
  • Total Length: 13 km
  • Station Names: Curepipe Interchange, Curepipe North, Floreal, Sadally, Vacoas Interchange, Palmerstone Road, Phoenix, Phoenix, St. Jean, Quatre Bornes Interchange, Victoria Avenue.

Major Contract Awarded

  • RITES Limited: Project Supervision Consultant
  • Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE): Consultant for feasibility study report, preliminary design, alignment, transaction advisory, and management services.
  • Aurecon: Technical advisory services consultant
  • Larsen & Toubro: Design and construction of stations and viaducts.
  • SMRT: Consultant for providing technical inputs for public transport integration, operation, and maintenance planning, and operational safety.
  • Orfisa: Consultant for Engineering, Architectural, and Documentation services.
  • Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF): Supply of Signalling and Rolling Stock (18 nos. of train sets with 3-car composition).


  • July 31, 2017: Mauritius Government signed a contract for the construction of a light rail transit system (LRTS).
  • October 3, 2019: The first phase of the Mauritius Metro Express project was jointly inaugurated by Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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