Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has announced the launch of its preview service for the Doha Metro Gold Line, which extends from Ras Bu Abboud in the east to Al Aziziyah in the west, stated a press release from Qatar Rail.
Commenting on this milestone, said Chief of Service Delivery at Qatar Rail Eng. Abdulla Saif Al Sulaiti "The launch of the metro preview services has been well received and we've had an extremely positive response from our customers. The launch of the Gold Line service is another key milestone for Qatar Rail leading up to the delivery of our fully-fledged integrated network by 2020. In the past few months, we have dedicated our efforts to deliver the expansion of Doha Metro services, and we are ahead of schedule."
"With the launch of the Gold Line preview service we are expecting customer numbers to increase considerably as we open up more journey opportunities to explore the city; connecting attractions and lifestyle destinations including, National Museum, Souq Waqif, Al Sadd, and Sports City," he added.
The Gold line preview service covers 11 stations, including Ras Bu Abboud, National Museum, Souq Waqif, Bin Mahmoud, Al Sadd, Joaan, Al Sudan, Al Waab, Sport City, Al Aziziyah and interchange station Msheireb.
The Gold Line's operating hours are the same as the Red Line, from 6 am to 11 pm Saturday to Thursday and from 02:00 pm- 11:00 pm on Fridays, with trains operating every 5 minutes.
New Metrolink routes will be added by Qatar Rail's feeder bus service provider Mowasalat, transporting passengers to and from metro stations and surrounding areas. Metro passengers can view available routes using Qatar Rail's and Mowasalat's mobile apps or websites. Qatar Rail will be adding and extending its Metrolink routes to new neighborhoods and areas, enabling a seamless journey for customers.
Knowledgeable and friendly Customer Service agents are on hand across all stations to assist with any inquiries or questions about the network. Stations are equipped with security cameras and a first aid room to ensure the safety and security for all customers.
All journeys including those requiring an interchange will only cost 2 QAR in our standard and family class, and 10 QAR in Gold class for one trip. When interchanging between lines, commuters do not have to tap in and out as long as they remain within the paid area
Travel cards can be purchased at metro stations. Pre-loaded Standard Travel cards can be purchased from licensed retailers including Al Meera, LuLu, Carrefour, Jumbo Electronics, and Family Food Centre. Gold club travel cards are available from dedicated gold club offices at all Metro stations.
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