Qatar Rail, owner of Doha Metro, is continuously working on the train system. Doha Metro will become operational by 2020 so construction is ongoing on all stations. This will be the first train system in Qatar.
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Doha Metro will initially have three lines, namely the Red, Gold and Green Lines. The train lines will cover destinations such as the Hamad International Airport, Qatar University, and West Bay (along the Red Line), Hamad Hospital, Qatar National Library, and Education City (along the Green Line), and Sport City, Souq Waqif, and National Museum (along the Yellow Line). The largest station will be the Msheireb Station, where the three train lines will converge.
See the Stations of Doha Metro
Some stations are in the final stages of construction. Take a look at what the station nearest you will look like:
- Al Doha Al Jadeda Station – the interior fit-out of the platform is almost complete, also the tactile strip has already been installed
- Al Riffa Station – the pedestrian bridge has a flower petal-themed ceiling, and will soon be given a final coat of painting, also the exterior aluminium cladding of the underside of the building is almost complete
- Oqba Bin Nafie Station – installed in the main entrance shelter are the roof cladding, ceiling subframes and pearlescent tiles
Updates on the Metro Red Line
- Train dynamic testing along Al Wakra Station to Al Qassar Station has become a daily routine. Meanwhile, dynamic testing for the Metro Green Line will start on the third quarter of 2018.
- Air velocity testing is taking place along the Red Line south underground tunnels
The Doha Metro will be another form of public transportation in the country, aside from taxis and buses. Once completed, the train line will connect Doha to the suburbs. It will also be capable of transporting World Cup fans across the different venues in Qatar.