Qatar Rail to begin contract rollout in June 2012

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By CW Staff

Qatar Rail will begin rolling out contracts on its massive $37bn (QAR130bn) development in 2012, says company deputy CEO Geoff Mee.

Doha International Airport (DIA)
Doha International Airport (DIA)

The massive project includes plans for a high-speed long distance rail link, driverless four-line Metro service for Doha and freight lines. The plans also include the West Bay People Mover, and overground rail system designed to distribute passengers around Doha’s tower district.

The initial push will be to develop the Doha Metro Red Line that runs between Messaieed in the south with Al Khor in the North. The line runs through the heart of Doha, with branches to the New Doha International Airport and underground tunnelling required to run through the heart of the old city to Al Bidda and West Bay.

“Phase 1 is the absolute minimum railway that we need for the World Cup. Phase One is geared around the very high population levels that are seen along the coast. More info