Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the Doha Metro, which embodies the clear vision adopted by the State of Qatar to develop an integrated transport plan, accurate planning and design of the Doha Metro project and its role in supporting the Doha Metro system. public transport.
Since its inception less than 3 years ago, Metro Doha has witnessed a large turnout from the public and visitors. During the last period, he played an important role in the success of organizing major events and organizing various major events, especially sports.
He will also be one of the most important elements that will contribute to the success of the 2022 World Cup by facilitating the transport of hundreds of thousands of expected football fans. The metro network is also a prelude to Doha’s inclusion in the High Quality and Technologically Advanced Public Transport Development System.
The Arab Cup, organized by the country from November 30 to December 18, 2021, was one of the most prominent pillars of these successes, during which the Doha Metro received about 2.5 million passengers.
Since its inception, Qatar Rail Company (Qatar Rail) has won many awards that highlight its commitment to applying the highest standards in architectural design, use of modern technology, safety, environment and sustainability.
On March 22, Qatar Rail announced that the total number of passengers on the Doha metro has reached 50 million, from the beginning of its operation in 2019 until today.
Qatar Rail clarified that these figures confirm the importance of the role that Metro Doha has taken on strengthening the public transport system and facilitating the movement of individuals. It also reflects the growing trust of citizens, residents and visitors to the state of Qatar in the Doha metro services, according to a statement posted on the Qatar Rail website.
Escort services provided by railways, as part of the first and last mile strategy, facilitated passenger access to metro network stations.
These services include Metrolink and Metro Express Metrolink and Metro Express services cover a number of network stations and new routes are constantly being added to include larger areas.
Qatar Rail is currently intensifying its operational preparations for the FIFA 2022 World Cup to provide a comfortable transportation experience for tournament fans, especially as the metro is directly connected to five of the eight stadiums that will host the tournament.
The French newspaper Le Parisien said that Doha has launched the newest metro system in the world. This 17.5 billion euro project is managed by RATP and a subsidiary of SNCF and Qatar offers with the new transport network a unique experience that enables you to take a step towards of the future with an express train And without noise, the stations are spacious and sophisticated.
For its part, Cycle Digital reported that the Doha Metro network is a perfect blend of modernity and technology, as Qatar has provided a mass transit system with the latest technologies in the world. While it plans to launch self-driving buses, it is also involved in other transport development projects in the future.
The first phase
In the first phase of the project, 37 stations were built, with three lines of different colors, respectively red, green and gold, operating in a network of 76 kilometers long.
Metro trains can travel 100 kilometers per hour, and are fully equipped with CCTV and internet systems, and have USB ports, so that Gold class passengers can charge their mobile phones and tablets.
The Red Line, also known as the Coastal Line, as it runs along the coastal side of Doha, is Al Qassar, Exhibition Center, West Bay, Corniche, Al Bida, Musheireb, New Doha, Umm Ghuwailina, Old Airport, Oqba . Bin Nafeh, Free Zone, Ras Bu Fontas, Al Wakra and the pilot launch witnessed a turnout from Qatari citizens and residents.
The line, which reflects the dimension of regional heritage, extends through the presentation of open spaces that simulate traditional Bedouin tents between east and west of Doha city, and includes 11 stations: Ras Bu Abboud, National Museum, Souq Waqif, Msheireb, Bin Mahmoud, Al Sadd, Sudan, Joaan, Al Waab, Al Medine. Sport, Azizia.
The Green Line stretches from Riffa to Mansoura and is also known as the Education Line as it passes through the City of Education. This line includes 11 stations, starting from Mansoura, passing through Msheireb, Al-Bidaa, Al-Qasr Al-Abyad, Hamad Hospital , Al-Masila, Al-Rayyan Al-Qadim, Al-Shaqab and the National Library of Qatar. City of Education, line ends at Riffa Station.
It consists of 28 stations, including 10 underground stations, which will make it the main transportation hub in Lusail City, which is a model for a modern and up-to-date city that adopts the highest and latest standards of sustainability and environmentally friendly technologies.
The Lusail Tram trains are characterized by their design inspired by the shape of “Mahmal”, the traditional Qatari dhow used for pearl fishing and is the source of inspiration for the Lusail Tram design.
Al Sharq had learned that work on the second phase (Blue Line) of the Doha Metro project would begin shortly after the end of the World Cup. Informed sources indicated that the project involves the construction of a semi-circular line connecting residential and commercial areas in West Bay, the airport and vital parts in specific areas of Doha.