HLG awards sleeper contract for Qatar light rail

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By CW Staff

The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), the civil works contractor building Qatar’s Education City light rail line, has awarded Rail.One a contract to supply its ballastless track system for the project.

The German company will produce around 14,000 TB/ZB bi-block concrete sleepers for the 11.5km line, with production scheduled to begin in the first quarter of this year at its facility in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.

The 25-station line is due to open in autumn 2015, and will eventually link Education City with the Doha Metro network.

Siemens was awarded a turnkey contract last year covering signalling and communications systems, electrification, and depot equipment, as well as platform screen doors at four stations. Siemens will also supply a fleet of 19 Avenio low-floor LRVs, which will be equipped for catenary-free operation. More info