Al Rayan Depot for electric busses begins test run
May 25 2022 08:20 PM
Al Rayan Depot


The test operation of Al Rayan Depot has begun in a step that supports the execution of the strategy of switching to electric vehicles that Ministry of Transport had developed in conjunction with the entities concerned.

This is one of four public bus depots. This announcement comes in the context of implementing the Public Bus Infrastructure Program that supports the Ministry’s effort to providing a safe and sustainable public transit system that not only will cover all urban regions in Qatar, but also form a coherent transportation network that includes the public bus system, the Doha Metro network and Lusail Tram.

Works at the other three depots in Lusail, Al Wakra and New Industrial Area are planned to complete in Q3 of 2022, and will include all necessary service and living facilities.

The test operation of Al Rayan Depot features the operating of the electric buses operation and charging zone to conduct stress tests on the electric charging system in general, in addition to Mowasalat (Karwa) starting training drivers in electric buses and service routes.

The buses frequenting this depot will service the areas of Gharraffa, West Bay, Lusail City and areas in northern Doha.

Al Rayan Depot consists of two main zones: Working Zone and Living Zone. The Working Zone includes 380 fully shaded bus parking spaces, equipped with nearly 190 electric charging devices; each of them can charge two buses. It also includes a well-equipped maintenance workshop that has several vehicle care units and is fitted with latest tools and equipment as per the requirements of the bus-supplying company. There are also units for the daily and periodical bus checkups to ensure the highest degrees of passenger safety and service quality.

The Living Zone is a 28281 sq. m. area dedicated for depot workers. It includes several buildings with residential units with a capacity of 1400 workers, in addition to service and recreational facilities.

Last updated: May 25 2022 08:24 PM

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