Qatar Rail completes 20km tunnel work for Doha metro



Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of the country’s integrated railway network, said it has completed digging nearly 20 km of tunnels for the Doha Metro project, a landmark that clearly highlights the progress of the tunnelling works underneath Doha city. 

Qatar Rail,said it had already received the 21 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) assigned for the project, after being imported from Herrenknecht, the German world market leader in mechanised tunnelling technology.

Most of Qatar Rail TBMs are currently operational, with expectations to successfully accomplish the tunnelling phase by the second quarter of 2017, said senior officials at a press conference in Doha.

Announcing the metro work progress, Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, the managing director of Qatar Rail, said: “We have overcome many challenges to launch a successful tunnelling phase at Doha Metro project. Our philosophy is to talk about what we have achieved, rather than share intangible promises.” More info