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Posted On: 17 October 2018 02:00 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

The Doha Metro is almost upon us!

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2018 continues to be filled with success for the Doha Metro as Qatar's grand train project does not only enter but exceeds the 90% completion mark as of September 2018.

The final stages of testing and commissioning for the first section of the Doha Metro Phase 1 (the System Demonstration) commenced on time—with trains running beneath Doha in fully automatic mode and at full line speed.

Read below for a more detailed information regarding the Metro's latest achievements:

  • Five stations handed over to the Operator RKH namely the Economic Zone, Ras Bu Fontas, Al Wakra, Al Doha Al Jadeda, and Oqba Ibn Nafie
  • QCDD inspections completed at 5 stations, while the remaining stations are still in progress
  • Platform Screen Doors (PSD) and Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates installation are 100% complete
  • Systems integrated testing progress is 50% complete
  • Depot Red Line South: Physical works are 100% complete at all depot buildings, QCD certificates given to 15 buildings
  • Station Area Works on-going at all stations
  • 53 trains have been delivered to date, 15 of which are fully tested, dedicated to section 1 and ready for operations
  • The Service Provider has moved into a number of stations and parts of the depot and stabling yard – and other operational readiness activities are also well progressed.

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About Qatar Rail:


To have a more in-depth understanding of Doha Metro's first three routes (Red, Green and Gold), click HERE.

For more information on the latest state-of-the-art developments on the train project, click HERE.

To know what's the working condition like for Qatar Rail labourers, click HERE.

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