Doha Metro to launch operations by 2019


By James Morgan

Doha Metro’s first-phase operational launch will take place by 2019, according to Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail).

2cThe organisation, which is responsible for the development of Qatar’s rail infrastructure, also revealed that Doha Metro’s overall project completion is scheduled to hit 50% in 2016, and that all tunnelling work for the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) system is now complete.

The news follows Qatar Rail’s second all-staff town hall meeting, during which the company’s workforce met to discuss achievements of the last 12 months and the milestones that are to be delivered in 2016.

Commenting on progress made during 2015, Eng Saad Al Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail, commented: “At the centre of its progress, the Doha Metro project has recorded several milestones, starting with tunnelling works that completed 61km out of 113km powered by 21 underground tunnel-boring machines (TBMs); a quantum leap in the tunnelling works that broke a Guinness World Record for the largest number of TBMs operating at the same time under one city.” More info