QATAR: Qatar Rail has awarded a four-year, 151·6m riyal project management contract for the Lusail light rail network to a joint venture of Hill International, Italferr and ASTAD Project Management. Hill has a 50% stake in the joint venture.

The 38·5 km network of four lines will have 32 stops, including seven underground. Due to open in 2020, the tramway is being built by a consortium led by Alstom and the QDVC joint venture of Qatari Diar and Vinci Construction Grands Projets. It will be operated with a fleet of 28 Alstom Citadis low-floor trams using the APS ground-level power supply system.