How much of Lusail have you explored? Did you know that now it’s easier to reach and explore this bustling new city using the Lusail Tram!
The first phase of Lusail Tram services opened for the public starting 1 January 2022. The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a detailed guide for you to help you on your next Lusail adventure! Let’s go!
Of the 25 stations across four lines that comprise the Tram network, the first phase of the Lusail Tram features the operation of a part of the Orange Line with six stations.
The stations in the Orange Line are:
The Legtaifiya station connects Lusail Tram to the Doha Metro.
Before hopping on to the Legtaifiya Tram station, roam around the area and discover places to visit such as the Diplomatic Club and several restaurants!
Places to see
Step out of the Marina Tram station and enjoy the amazing restaurants and attractions within the area.
Places to see
Stroll along the Lusail Marina Promenade near the Marina Promenade tram station. With food kiosks, walkways, and kids' playgrounds available, the Lusail Marina Promenade is a must-visit place for families!
The Yacht Club stop in the Lusail Tram Orange line isn't just for those with yachts, there are a ton of places to see and restaurants to visit nearby, especially at the Lusail Marina Food Arena.
The Lusail Marina Corniche stretches past the Esplanade Tram station. Aside from going on a walk, a run, or just checking out the views, you can also visit many places nearby.
Places to see
The Lusail Central puts you at the centre of Lusail and its amazing attractions, restaurants, and more. Stepping out of the tram station will land you in front of one of the must-see places in Qatar: the Place Vendôme!
Places to see
Energy City South tram station places you near Energy City Qatar (ECQ). It is the first-ever integrated energy hub in the GCC and MENA region. The place is filled with amazing architectural designs and many innovation.
The tram’s service will operate as follows:
The existing Travel Card is valid on both the Lusail Tram and the Doha Metro with no additional costs.
Legtaifiya station now connects the Metro and Tram. Tapping in and tapping out is simple – use the gates for the metro and the onboard validators for the tram when you get on and off.#LusailTram pic.twitter.com/v6ddvJWamI— Doha Metro & Lusail Tram (@metrotram_qa) January 1, 2022
Users can use the Travel Card on board the tram itself. Users of the Lusail Tram must Tap In & Tap Out using the validators on the tram to avoid any extra charges.
If you’re on the Doha Metro, you can transfer to the Lusail Tram at Legtaifiya metro station.
You can also use the metroexpress service to and from the Lusail Tram stops. This free ride-sharing service connects the nearby areas to the tram stations.
Passengers who wish to avail of the Metroexpress services would have to download the Karwa Taxi app and click on the Metroexpress tab for them to use Metroexpress as usual. Doha Metro & Lusail Tram notes that the Metroexpress is free to use by passengers of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram.
The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is yet to announce when the tram service will become fully operational. Stay tuned on ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) for the information.
As per Doha Metro and Lusail Tram, the design of the Lusail Tram vehicles was inspired by Al Mehmel (traditional Qatari sailing) with its front shaped like the bow of a vessel. The interior design of the new Lusail Tram stations was developed on 3 levels with the colours relflecting the traditional handcrafted textiles and the stained glass used in local windows.
According to the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram, patterns are derived from gypsum engravings used in local houses, majlis and palaces. Textures of clay used in historical fortresses, towers, souqs are reflected on walls and floors and vintage geometrical ornaments are accentuated and used in multiple locations.
Cover image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram
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