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Posted On: 30 August 2020 02:55 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

Phase 4: Doha Metro timings and Karwa bus schedule starting September 1

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According to the GCO announcement for Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions plan, public transport services are allowed to resume with a capacity of 30% starting September 1st. The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has said in a separate announcement that service hours will be the same as they were before the service suspension while the situation will be assessed on a weekly basis.

Precautionary measures

MOTC stresses the need for all operators of public transit to comply with the precautionary measures set by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). This includes:

  • Testing all workers of the public transport system and stations for COVID-19
  • Providing supervisors to ensure all precautionary measures are being followed
  • Allowing entry only for those with "green" status on EHTERAZ app and those who wear face masks
  • Banning smoking at entrances of public transit and following instructions on guidance posters
  • Banning eating and drinking inside stations and on the public transit system

Doha Metro

According to Doha Metro, the operating hours of the Metro will be the same, which is as below:

  • 06:00 to 23:00 from Saturday to Wednesday
  • 06:00 to 23:59 on Thursday and
  • 14:00 to 23:59 on Friday.

metroexpress and metrolink services

Metroexpress services will resume under the same conditions. Metrolink will resume service on 17 selected routes between the following times:

  • Saturday to Wednesday 06:00 to 23:00
  • Thursday 06:00 to 23:59
  • Friday 14:00 to 23:59

Operational routes available:

  • Al Wakra M128
  • Al Wakra M134
  • Free Zone M140
  • Oqba Ibn Nafie M124
  • Oqba Ibn Nafie M125
  • Al Matar Al Qadeem M121
  • Al Matar Al Qadeem 122
  • Umm Ghuwailina M118
  • Al Doha Al Jadeda M115
  • Corniche M143
  • DECC M105
  • Lusail M145
  • Al Aziziyah M313
  • Al Messila M208
  • Al Messila M209
  • Education City M202
  • Education City M203

This Sunday, August 30, Doha Metro announced that Legtaifiya Station will open to the public and that complimentary Wi-Fi access will be available in stations and onboard starting September 1st.

Can children ride the Doha Metro?

According to Doha Metro, the EHTERAZ application is mandatory for passengers 12 years old and above. Children below 12 years of age should also be accompanied by an adult with an EHTERAZ app.

Precautionary measures

Check here to see the COVID-19 safety precautions onboard:

In preparation for the resumption of its service on Phase 4, Doha Metro management has posted on its social media channels that it has taken the following actions to ensure the safety of the public during its temporary closure.

Qatar Rail earlier announced in June that it is looking forward to welcoming the public on board of the Doha Metro, following the instructions & procedures recommended by the authorities that will ensure safety & the fast return of our services.

Karwa Bus

Mowasalat, the official land transport provider in Qatar, operates both Karwa public buses and the Metrolink buses. In a tweet on Sunday, August 30, Mowasalat posted that it's ready to serve the public again on a 30% capacity. The updated schedule on its website shows that the Karwa bus will resume with 22 public routes.

The public is advised to download the Karwa Bus app for the latest updates.

READ the precautionary measures here:

Bus schedule and routes

The bus schedule can also be found here

and the bus routes here