Progress of works
The project from Rose-Hill to Curepipe
Stations and Stops
01 Curepipe Central
02 Curepipe North
05 Vacoas Central
09 St Jean
10 Quatre Bornes Central
11 Belle Rose
12 Rose-Hill Central
Phase 2 of the Metro Express!
Phase 2 of the Metro Express network development covers 12.6 km of track which will connect Rose Hill to Curepipe up to Jan Palach South, and will complete the connection between Victoria Station and Place de l’Immigration in Port Louis. Phase 2A, which was started during Phase 1, aims to connect Rose Hill Central to the Quatre Bornes Central Station and then to Trianon, with the overall project scheduled to be complete at the end of 2022.
The current challenges lie at the interface between the project and the road network. These interfaces are located at the following sites: the Hillcrest interchange at Sodnac Quatre Bornes, the roundabout and shopping centre at Jumbo Phoenix, the former Phoenix Les Halles, the Palmerstone interchange at Vacoas. MEL continues to work closely with all parties involved to find the best solution to the critical reconfigurations of the road network, ensuring they are properly integrated with the rail network construction.
The majority of the work in progress concerns the public utility network along the Phase 2 route, in particular:
Quatre Bornes – Work near the St. Jean interchange is well under way and the diversion has now become a permanent approach road to St. Jean. Four successive barricade sequences are planned up to Quatre Bornes Bus Central in order to minimise the impact of the construction on residents and businesses, with the 1st barricade sequence, running from Avenue des Tulipes to Avenue Poivre, already in place. Work has begun at the bus station and will later extend to municipal land when the respective acquisition procedures are complete. – Work near the St. Jean interchange is well under way and the diversion has now become a permanent approach road to St. Jean. Four successive barricade sequences are planned up to Quatre Bornes Bus Central in order to minimise the impact of the construction on residents and businesses, with the 1st barricade sequence, running from Avenue des Tulipes to Avenue Poivre, already in place. Work has begun at the bus station and will later extend to municipal land when the respective acquisition procedures are complete.
Rose Hill – Work has begun on two construction sites in the direction of Quatre Bornes in the area of Duncan Taylor and Boundary Street.
Phoenix – Work has begun on one construction site in the Jumbo Phoenix area.
Curepipe – Sivananda Avenue is closed (except to residents) between the junction of the A10 and Royal Road, and the junction of Sivananda Avenue and the Floréal fuel station. The main alternative route is Georges Guibert Street and there are also some minor alternate routes that can be used. The construction is due to start on the 1st of June 2020 and scheduled to finish at the end project.
If you have complaints regarding the construction, please contact Larsen & Toubro:
- Curepipe 5898 0004
- Quatre Bornes 5898 0003
- Port Louis 5898 0002
- Rose Hill 5869 0001
Larsen & Toubro
The major player and driving force behind the engineering and construction of the Metro Express network in Mauritius is L&T Construction. L&T Construction is based in India and is a subsidiary of the international conglomerate Larsen & Toubro. Larsen & Toubro has operations in some 30 countries, focusing on key economic high impact sectors. Larsen & Toubro provides its clients with integrated services ranging from custom project design to turnkey delivery.
L & T Construction, developer of the Metro Express, is the largest construction company in India and is currently one of the top 30 contractors worldwide.
L & T Construction has brought to Mauritius and the Metro Express project: 70 years of experience, expertise and skill as well as a comprehensive service in the construction of transport infrastructure. With L & T Construction, modern stations and bridges are erected and sophisticated signalling and information systems, ticketing and validation devices are installed for users. Thanks to L & T Construction, a new mode of transport is being made available to Mauritius, which is environmentally friendly, safe and comfortable and will contribute to the drive for modernisation that will shape the future of the country.