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37% of Doha Metro is complete: official
April 12 2016 10:46 PM
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More than 37% of work on the nearly 80km first phase of Doha Metro is now complete, a senior Qatar Rail official has said.
“Doha Metro will commence services between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020,” he said at a presentation at Arab Future Cities Summit.
Work on the concrete roof of 17 of the more than 40 stations is progressing. Stressing that 85% of tunnelling work is complete at this stage, the official said 55% of work on the elevated routes of the three lines is also complete. More than 70% of the entire work is taking place underground. The entire tunnelling work of the ongoing phase would be complete by the end
of this year.
The first and second phases of Doha Metro would have total of about 100 stations, covering about 215km.
While speaking about the work progress of the 42km Red Line between Lusail and Al Wakrah, which includes 18 stations, the official said the overall progress is close to 37%. More than 32% of the 14km of the elevated section is now complete, he said, adding that the remaining 28km is underground.
On the 22km Green Line between Al Mansoura and Al Riffa, close to 51% of the overall work has been completed. On the elevated level, the progress is approximately 48%. The route is passing through 19km of the underground tunnels.
The overall progress of the Golden Line between Ras Bu Aboud and Al Aziziyah has been put at approximately 80%. However, the tunnelling work of the entire 15km route is complete, he said.
Such works as laying of the tracks, signalling and supply of power to facilities will commence in the penultimate quarter of this year. Similarly, the arrival of the train and mock-up will also take place during the same period. The operational testing of the facility is expected in the last quarter of next year.



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