Doha Metro stations on track for 2018 completion



Underground stations as part of the Doha Metro Project are expected to be complete by 2018, a senior official has told Gulf Times.

1“Work on the underground projects is moving along as scheduled and the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) has reached an advanced stage,” said Saad Ahmed al-Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail Company.

Engineering works at the Lusail LRT underground station is almost 100% complete, while other architectural and technical works will be held in another stage in connection with other stations.

“Within a short time, Qatar Rail has signed a considerable number of contracts for the first stage of the huge project worth $32bn in total. The Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail transportation system, which will cover 350km in distance at a speed ranging between 220 and 350km/h for passenger trains, and nearing 120km/h for freight trains, is currently under technical and commercial evaluation by expert consultants,” he said. More info