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.
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:
According to Doha Metro, the operating hours of the Metro will be the same, which is as below:
We are pleased to announce the return of the Doha Metro services & associated services, starting on 1st September,2020.— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 30, 2020
Visit our website https://t.co/R4Hm1mguqn or download the Qatar Rail App for service updates. pic.twitter.com/FAmF7XwTLj
Metroexpress services will resume under the same conditions. Metrolink will resume service on 17 selected routes between the following times:
Operational routes available:
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.
Only reusable Travel Cards are available now, for a contactless and safe journey. pic.twitter.com/8iAqGJxbCq— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 31, 2020
Check here to see the COVID-19 safety precautions onboard: https://www.iloveqatar.net/coronavirus/news/doha-metro-resumes-services-with-covid-19-safety-precautions-on-board
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.
We encourage social distancing - for your safety - and all other Doha Metro customers! pic.twitter.com/hDzEcCzQ9A— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 23, 2020
We constantly work on sanitising all surfaces in our stations. pic.twitter.com/BQgIiKOwSC— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 16, 2020
Hand sanitisers have been installed across all our stations to help prevent the spread of infections and ensure a safe journey to all our customers. pic.twitter.com/2apZkaId0J— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 13, 2020
We have ensured that our staff receives the required training to comply with National COVID-19 precautions. pic.twitter.com/wXmvDnbnNE— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) August 10, 2020
During this challenging time, we have implemented extra sanitization measures across the Doha Metro network. Because your safety matters to us. pic.twitter.com/lZIPhJacQR— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) April 8, 2020
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.
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.
For more information on route timings, download Karwa Bus app📲 https://t.co/FKPyTXHD8m or visit our website at https://t.co/d6Ov40hulR 🚎— Mowasalat Qatar (@Mowasalat_QAT) August 30, 2020
•#karwa #mowasalat #doha #qatar #publictransport pic.twitter.com/g8A6x3O9Dr
The public is advised to download the Karwa Bus app for the latest updates.
READ the precautionary measures here: https://www.iloveqatar.net/coronavirus/news/mowasalat-karwa-restarts-school-and-public-transportation-services-as-phase-4-begins-today
The bus schedule can also be found here https://www.mowasalat.com/English/Our-Services/Bus-Schedules
and the bus routes here https://www.mowasalat.com/English/Our-Services/Bus-Routes.
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