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Doha Metro 77pc ready; Phase I launch set for October

DOHA, April 5, 2018

Qatar Rail has completed 77 per cent of the work on its ambitious Doha Metro Project and was on track for the launch of Phase One Red Line on October 31, reported The Peninsula, citing a top official.

This includes 81 per cent of construction work and 59 per cent works related to installation of various systems, revealed Abdulla Al Subaie, the managing director and chief executive of Qatar Rail.

He was speaking at a workshop organised by the General Directorate of Civil Defence in collaboration with Qatar Rail on the safety of Doha Metro at its headquarters.

On the passenger handling capacity of Doha Metro Stations, Al Subaie said the main Msheireb station will have the highest capacity to handle 100,000 passengers per hour.

"Other stations are divided into two categories with the capacity of 60,000 and 30,000 passengers per hours. This event is part of series of workshops being organised by Qatar Rail with Civil Defense officials to ensure the security of metro project," he added.

Doha Metro Red Line, also known as the Coast Line, runs for about 40km from Al Wakrah in the south to Lusail in the north. It also connects Hamad International Airport at Terminal 1 to the centre of the city.

This line has 18 stations with the Legtaifiya Station allowing passengers to transfer over to the Lusail Tram, said the report.

The other 17 stations are Al Bidda ( Interchange station), Corniche, West Bay,  DECC, Al Qassar, Katara, Lusail, Hamad International Airport T1, Qatar University, Al Wakrah, Ras Bu Fontas, Economic Zone, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Al Matar Al Qadeem, Umm Ghawalina, Al Doha Al Jadeda, and Msheireb ( Interchange station), it added.

Tags: Red Line | Doha Metro | Qatar Rail |

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