The Republic of Mauritius has just put into service the Mauritius Metro Express, a light rail transit system which, in its first phase, connects the capital, Port Louis, with the city of Rose Hill and which, in the future, will reach Curepipe, the second most populated city in the island. CAF is in charge of both the rolling stock and the signalling of the project.
This first phase of the project for the recovery of the railway transport in Mauritius Island includes seven stations between Port Louis and the city of Rose Hill, while the second phase will extend to Curepipe. The complete line will involve a 26 km route with 19 stations.
Mauritius had a rail transport system that ceased to be in operation in 1964, in the era of the British Dominion. The Metro Express project is being developed by the Indian company Larsen & Toubro and the Spanish CAF, which is responsible for the rolling stock and signalling. In total, CAF will deliver 18 bi-directional, low-floor, third generation Urbos 100 trams with seven modules each.