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Posted On: 15 February 2022 04:00 pm
Updated On: 15 February 2022 04:31 pm

A complete guide to the Lusail Tram

Vrinda Abilash
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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 (ILQ) team has put together a detailed guide for you to help you on your next Lusail adventure! Let’s go!

Which stations does the Lusail Tram currently cover?

Lusail Tram Guide
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

Of the 25 stations across four lines that comprise the Tram network, the first phase of the Lusail Tram features the operation of part of the Orange Line with 6 stations.

Lusail Tram Guide
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram
  1. Legtaifiya
  2. Marina
  3. Marina Promenade
  4. Yacht Club
  5. Esplanade
  6. Energy City South

The Legtaifiya station connects Lusail Tram to the Doha Metro.

What are the service hours of the Lusail Tram?

The tram’s service will operate as follows:

  • Saturday to Wednesday: 6 am to 11 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am to 11:59 pm
  • Friday: 2 pm to 11:59 pm

Can you use the Travel Card on the Lusail Tram?

The existing Travel Card is valid on both the Lusail Tram and the Doha Metro with no additional costs.

How to use the Travel Card?

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.

What is the cost of the Lusail Tram?

  • The cost per journey on the Lusail Tram is QR 2.
  • The day pass for the Lusail Tram is QR 6. Kindly note that the tram has no goldclub (goldclub is one of the three classes of travel, apart from the Standard and Family, on the Doha Metro).
  • Kids below 5 years old won't need a Travel Card to board the Lusail Tram.

How can you get to the Lusail Tram?

Lusail Tram guide
Metroexpress outside Katara metro station. For representation only.

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.

Download the app to book your ride : Google Play | App Store


When will the rest of the services become operational?

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) is yet to announce when the tram service will become fully operational. Stay tuned on (ILQ) for the information.

What was the design inspiration?

Lusail Tram
Image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

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.

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Cover image credit: Doha Metro and Lusail Tram

Have you used or travelled on the Lusail Tram yet? How was your experience? Do let us know in the comments below. So share this article - it keeps us going!