A CNN report on 3 November 2021, has said that Doha Metro is one of the most advanced metro train systems ever built.
As per CNN, "It's fast. It's driverless. It has a Gold Class for premium passengers. And it's one of the most advanced metro train systems ever built. This is the Doha Metro, a gleaming transportation system that will carry fans to their destination in next year's soccer World Cup and, it's hoped, will go on to revolutionize transport in Qatar. Constructed mostly underground and across the Qatari capital and its suburbs, the network has been operational since 2019, providing a reliable transportation alternative in a rapidly expanding city where residents have long relied on cars and traffic is frequently gridlocked."
The report mentioned that the stations are designed to represent a vision of both modernization and preservation, fusing traditional features of the regional architecture with a contemporary approach.
"The world's biggest soccer event is still more than a year away, but preparations are already underway, with the new subterranean rail network at their core. Organizers expect more than one million people to arrive in Doha during the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and the Arab world -- and the Metro system was designed to be its transportation pillar. The system directly links Doha's Hamad International Airport with five of the eight stadiums hosting Qatar 22 matches, with the remaining sites of the compact event being accessible via a mixture of rail and bus options. Organizers say the Doha Metro will -- in concert with bus and tram routes -- shuttle fans between their hotels, the stadiums and the city's various tourist attractions.", said CNN.
"In addition, all the metro stations are designed and operated under green building certification -- ensuring their green credentials."
Cover image credit: Qatar Rail and Doha Metro
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