First lines of Doha Metro to be complete in 2020

The first three lines of the first phase of construction of theDoha Metro and the Lusail LRT (light rail transit) are expected to be operational by the end of 2020, Qatar Rail revealed.

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The first three lines of the first phase of construction of theDoha Metro and the Lusail LRT (light rail transit) are expected to be operational by the end of 2020, Qatar Rail revealed.

Abdulla bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie, managing director and chairman of the executive committee of Qatar Rail, told Oxford Business Group: “We are still on schedule to open the first three lines of phase 1 of the Doha Metro and the Lusail LRT by the end of 2020.”

In May 2016, Doha Metro completed 100km of tunnelling and 41% of the whole project. More 11km is required to finalise underground developments with the longest line, the Red Line, expected to be ready in Q4 2016.

“We anticipate finishing the remainder by the last quarter of 2016. 100% of the tunnels for the Lusail LRT have been completed.” More info

By Yasmin Al Heialy  www.constructionweekonline.com

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