Doha Metro Update: Msheireb Station Takes Shape as Construction Continues

The Msheireb Station, touted as the biggest station of the Doha Metro and also one of the biggest stations in the world, is slowly taking shape. The primary structural steel components are in place. This station connects with all the other train lines, namely the red, green and gold, which will ensure that fans of the 2022 World Cup can have an efficient transportation to watch all the games in the different venues.

The design of the Msheireb Station is also envisioned to be a tourist attraction. This station is located on the Gold Line. Also to look forward to is the names of the metro stations, which will be named after Qatar’s historical towns and cities.

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Updates on the Doha Metro

According to Qatar Rail’s Twitter account: “With the primary structural steel components for Msheireb Station already in place, external work has generally shifted to installation of the stone roof cladding system.” External work is the next phase in the construction at Msheireb station.

Qatar Rail also announces that the Msheireb Station will have an extravagant entrance shelter, which will serve as an attraction to both locals and tourists. There will be signs and markers to help passengers find their way around the station.

There are around 2,000 construction personnel working on the metro system. The Doha Metro will have 37 stations, which will comprise the first phase. The train system will run for 80 km, while 63 km will be underground. It will be completed in 2019.

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The Gold Line will run from Aziziyah to Ras Bu Abboud. The Red Line will run from Lusail to Wakra, and another line will connect the Economic Zone to Hamad International Airport (Terminal 1). The Green Line will run from Mansoura to Riffa. Officials are expecting around 447,000 passengers for the first year of operation, and eventually increasing to 639,000 on the following year.