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Posted On: 10 May 2022 01:38 pm
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A guide to the Education City Tram

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Qatar Foundation (QF) launched the Education City Tram in 2019. This electrically-powered tram system is a sustainable form of travel and carries passengers around QF’s ‘Academic Loop’ and beyond like the Oxygen Park, Green Spine and more.

Here's your guide to the Education City Tram - enjoy the ride!

Education City Tram map & stations

Education City Tram stations
Image credit: Sila

The Education City Tram covers a total of 3 lines:

  • Line 1: Yellow
  • Line 2: Blue (Academic Loop)
  • Line 3: Green

At present the Yellow and Blue lines are operational. The tram enables car-less, park-and-ride connections between Qatar Foundation’s schools, universities, centres, and other facilities. The stations are as follows:

Station Number

Station Name

Line

Nearest Metro Station

2 Mathaf Blue
3 EC Stadium North Blue, Yellow
4 EC Stadium East Blue, Yellow
5 Qatar Academy South Blue, Yellow
6 NorthNest Blue, Yellow
7 Academy Green Spine Blue Education City
8 Qatar Academy North Blue
9 Qatar Academy East Blue
10 Ceremonial Gate Yellow
11 2015 Yellow
12 Multaqa Yellow Qatar National Library
13 Al Khater House Yellow
14 Education City Mosque Yellow
15 Oxygen Park Station Yellow
16 SouthNest Yellow
17 Al Shaqab Station Yellow Al Shaqab

Places near the stations

Station Number

Station Name

Line

Places Nearby

2 Mathaf Blue Arab Museum of Modern Art
3 EC Stadium North Blue, Yellow Education City Stadium
4 EC Stadium East Blue, Yellow Awsaj Academy, Academy Spine
5 Qatar Academy South Blue, Yellow Qatar Academy Doha Kindergarten
6 NorthNest Blue, Yellow NorthNest, HBKU HQ, VCUarts Qatar
7 Academy Green Spine Blue Qatar Academy Doha Expansion
8 Qatar Academy North Blue Qatar Academy Doha Senior School
9 Qatar Academy East Blue Qatar Academy Doha Junior School
10 Ceremonial Gate Yellow Penrose House (LAS Building)
11 2015 Yellow QF HQ, Biznest (CMU-Q), QF Ceremonial Court, Torba Farmers Market
12 Multaqa Yellow Qatar National Library, Multaqa (Student Center)
13 Al Khater House Yellow Pressdock (Northwestern University)
14 Education City Mosque Yellow Minaretein (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies)
15 Oxygen Park Station Yellow Oxygen Park, Oxygen Park Parking P3
16 SouthNest Yellow SouthNest
17 Al Shaqab Station Yellow Al Shaqab Parking P4

Education City Tram timings

Education City Tram
Image credit: Qatar Foundation

Blue Line:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 6 am-10 pm (Peak hours: 6-8 am & 1:30-3:30 pm)
    • Frequency:
      • Peak: 4 minutes between trams
      • Off-peak: 10 minutes between trams
    • Friday and Saturday: 8 am-4 pm
      • Frequency: 10 minutes between trams

Yellow Line:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 6 am-10 pm (Peak hours: 8 am-10 am & 4 pm-6 pm)
    • Frequency:
      • Peak: 5 minutes between trams
      • Off-peak: 10 minutes between trams
    • Friday and Saturday: 8 am-4 pm
      • Frequency:
        • Friday: 12 minutes between trams
        • Saturday: 17 minutes between trams

Note: Children who are not 12 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult when riding the tram.

Education City Tram things to know

Education City Tram
Image credit: Qatar Foundation
  • Passengers must show 'Green' EHTERAZ status to the security onboard after entering the tram.
  • The trams have wheelchair access and pushchair, carrycot, or folding bicycles must be attached with a safety belt during the journey.
  • Pets are allowed on the tram. Small animals must be kept inside a suitable closed transportation container or cage. Guide or Hearing Dogs accompanying blind or deaf passengers are allowed inside the trams. The dog must travel on the floor of the tram and not on any seat.

Education City Tram facts

  • The Education City Tram is driven by drivers and is not driverless.
  • Each air-conditioned tram has 64 seats, including seats for people with disabilities.
  • Trams reduce CO2 emissions by 30% as opposed to using cars.
  • EC Tram travels at a maximum speed of 40km/hr but it may vary as required.
  • Once fully opened, the tram's 11.5 km route will provide a rail link within and between Education City’s North and South campuses, including via a tunnel under Al Luqta Street.⁣
  • The 19 state-of-the-art Avenio trams have an onboard energy-storing system that removes the need for overhead power cables and can travel from one stop to the next without a need for charging.

Car-Free Day

The Car-Free Day at Qatar Foundation (QF) reflects its commitment to building awareness of the importance of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. This is a great chance for you to participate and do something green. A great idea would be to ditch the car and take the EC Tram to go around while visiting! Stay tuned to QF's social media channels to know about their Car-Free Days.

Details:

  • Cost: It is free to ride the tram.
  • Tickets: No tickets or prior booking is needed.
  • Website:
    • Qatar Foundation: www.qf.org.qa
    • Education City: www.educationcity.qa
  • Instagram:

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