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31 July 2018 02:56 pm

Doha Metro excites commuters with latest state-of-the-art developments!

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Qatar's brand-new and state-of-the-art railway is nearing its grand launch and in a newly-released promotional video, Qatar Rail is happy to disclose the latest developments that the Doha Metro has been undergoing to SOON cater to people's transportation needs in and beyond Doha.

Listed below are three of the key developments presented in the almost 4-minute YouTube video:

  • Depot buildings are ready for operations
  • Testing of Integrated Control Center is ongoing
  • Stations are nearing completion

"Doha Metro's mission is not an easy one—to deliver one of the world's safest and most reliable metro systems, within budget and to an extremely aggressive time frame," the video said.

There have been many challenges but Doha Metro's dedicated team has worked together and with their partners, they never lost sight of their vision. They have risen to every challenge and remained on track.

Qatar Rail and the entire supply chain are pushing themselves to the limit and beyond—to achieve their goals.

And just recently, we've reported that the Doha Metro project has achieved yet another distinction among similar mega projects in the world by reducing its accident frequency rate (AFR) to a record 0.021—its lowest ever.

According to information shared by the Qatar Rail on its social media accounts, there is continuous improvement in AFR which has dropped from 0.034 in June 2017 to 0.021 in June 2018. It is to be mentioned here that industry standard AFR stands at 0.05.

These figures reflect the world-class safety standards met by Qatar Rail which were achieved by continuous training of workers, adherence to international practices among others.

With that, here are some of the latest developments that Qatar Rail has been constantly posting on their social media accounts to keep the public fully-updated:

Stations are underway!

Night crew workers are taking advantage of the slightly milder temperature to install roof cladding, ceiling subframes and pearlescent tiles for the main entrance shelter of Oqba Bin Nafie Station.

The exterior of Metro Red Line’s elevated Ras Bu Fontas Station in perspective.

Safety is always FIRST!

Air velocity tests are taking place in Doha Metro red line south underground tunnel.

Train dynamic testing across the Metro Red Line from Al Wakra Station to Al Qassar Station have now become a daily routine. By the third quarter of 2018, dynamic testing over the Green Line will commence.

Ease of access!

This section of Metro Red Line’s Al Doha Al Jadeda Station highlights a completely fitted-out pedestrian underpass below Al Matar Road, with moving walkways for public convenience.

The concrete trough section next to Al Matar Road near the F‐Ring Road provides the transition between underground and elevated tracks of the Metro Red Line along the southern outskirts of Doha.

Round-the-clock supervision!

The heart of the Metro—this photo shows the main control and command center for the entire Doha Metro. Once fully operational, the screens will display train and passenger movement throughout the network.

Finishing touches for aesthetic purposes!

The flower petal‐themed ceiling of Al Riffa Station’s pedestrian bridge is ready to receive its final coat of paint; simultaneously, the exterior aluminum cladding of the underside of the bridge is nearly complete.

Crews are performing finishing touches for the interior of the Ras Bu Fontas Station. The intricate vaulted ceiling are highlighted by LED strip lightings. Patterned terrazzo flooring and open skylight further defines the typical interior of the metro stations.

To keep updated with the latest developments on the upcoming grand launch of the Qatar Rail/Doha Metro, check out their website and social media links below!

About Qatar Rail:

Website: https://www.qr.com.qa/English/Pages/default.aspx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/qrc.official
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qrc_official/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/qrc_official
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgJIYqdThR2wn1_F-xuIA7w?ab_channel=QatarRail
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/qatar-rail-company

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