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Wynn Macau and MGM launch joint shuttle bus service

Casino operators Wynn Macau Ltd. and MGM China Holdings Ltd. have launched a joint shuttle bus service connecting passengers between the Border Gate, Wynn Macau and MGM Macau.

The service, which launched on Thursday, was in “response to the Macau SAR government’s transport integration arrangement,” according to the operators in a joint press release on Wednesday.

The busses will operate daily between 9:00am and 12:00 midnight.

“After the optimization, the number of shuttle buses connecting these three locations will be reduced,” they said.

“This not only alleviates the traffic burden on the Macau Peninsula but also effectively integrates the hotel shuttle bus routes.”

Macau’s operators have been working on reducing the number of shuttle bus routes for some time now.

In July, director of the Transport Bureau (DSAT), Kelvin Lam Hin San reported that the number of gaming shuttle bus routes in Macau had decreased to 59, down from 73 a few months prior.

‘The Bureau will continue communicating with gaming corporations and pay attention to their execution of cutting down the shuttle bus number, as well as their promotion of joint shuttle-bus services amongst themselves,’ Lam wrote at the time.

In the same month, three of Macau’s gaming operators including Galaxy Entertainment Group, Melco Crown Entertainment and Venetian Macau Ltd. launched the “Cotai Connection”, touted as an upgraded shuttle bus service that would facilitate the transport of visitors around the Cotai Strip.

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