Doha Metro Red Line South to begin initial operation for public from Wednesday
May 06 2019 05:44 PM
Doha Metro Red Line south initial operation opens for public on Wednesday
Doha Metro Red Line south initial operation opens for public on Wednesday


The Doha Metro Red Line South will start its initial operation for the public from Wednesday, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has announced.

The line extends from Al Qassar to Al Wakra, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The initial operation includes 13 out of 18 Red Line stations: Al Qassar, DECC, QIC West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda (Interchange station), Msheireb (Interchange station), Al Doha Al Jadeda, Umm Ghawailina, Al Matar Al Qadeem, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Free Zone, Ras Bu Fontas and Al Wakra.

The operational hours will be from 8am to 11pm, Sunday through Thursday.

Qatar Rail also made an announcement on its Twitter page last night, saying: "We are pleased to announce the soft opening of section 1 of Doha Metro Red Line this Wednesday. Stay tuned!"

The Metro system will be built in two phases: the first will see the construction of three out of the four lines (Red, Gold and Green) and 37 stations. These lines are expected to be open to the public by 2020, according to information available on the Qatar Rail website.

The future phases will involve the introduction of an additional line (Blue) and expansion of the existing ones, with more than 60 additional stations, and the first expansion will be completed by 2026, the website states.

The Red Line runs for about 40km from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail in the north, while the Green Line runs east from Al Riffa to Al Mansoura in the west. There will be 11 stations along this line. The east-west Gold (Historic) Line extends from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziya. Eleven stations will run along the Gold Line.

The Metro will link stadiums where the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played.

Qatar Rail has also signed agreements with companies such as Mowasalat and Careem Qatar to offer taxi fare promotions to Doha Metro passengers.

State-of-the-art trains will be used for the Doha Metro.

Last updated: May 06 2019 11:47 PM

Biju Abraham

Wednesday، 08 May 2019 03:24 PM

it is very strange that metro rail works like office hours for their convenience not for public?? staring from 8 am to 11 pm only, how can locals use this timing to use for their office journey, most of the offices start from 7 am to 8 am, I request to start the service from 6.30 am onward including Friday and Saturday. (if this is only temporary arrangement then its ok but request to consider the timing to start early). Also appreciated if they can arrange single use cards or cash payment in case some one need to try the metro experience just only one time with family.
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