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    Doha’s Education City tram network expands


    QATAR: The third and final section of Doha’s isolated Education City tram network, the Green Line, has opened for revenue service. The Green Line runs from an interchange with the Blue and Yellow lines at Stadium North to the national convention centre and Sidra, with a ...

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    First phase of Lusail tramway opens


    QATAR: The first section of the four-line Lusail tram network was opened for trial public services on January 1.

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    Education City Yellow Line opened


    QATAR: Services have started running on the Yellow Line of the Education City light rail network, providing connections between Education City Stadium and the Qatar Metro Green Line at Al Shaqab.

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles


    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well as ...

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    Convertible trams enter service as Msheireb Downtown Doha tramway opens


    QATAR: A 2·12 km circular tramway in the Msheireb Downtown Doha district of the capital opened at the end of December. Travel is free. Trams run every 6 min, serving nine stops and a 400 m hop-on/hop-off zone in the Wadi Msheireb area. Interchange to the ...

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    First phase of Doha metro completed


    QATAR: The first phase of the driverless metro network in Doha has been completed, with the opening of the third line and two extensions of the first route on December 10. The 22 km Green Line runs from Al Riffa in the west to Al Mansoura in ...

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    Doha metro Gold Line opens


    QATAR: The Doha metro Gold Line opened to passengers on November 21, a little over six months after the Red Line became the first operational metro line in the city. The 14 km Gold Line serves 11 stations between Ras Bu Abboud in the east and Al ...

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    Doha Metro depot protection systems rolled-out


    QATAR: Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro. The first installation was completed at the main Al Wakra heavy maintenance depot ready for the opening of the first phase of the north–south Red Line in May. ...

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    Passenger service begins on Doha metro Red Line


    QATAR: A soft launch for the driverless Doha metro took place on May 8 with the start of passenger services on the Red Line. Services are operating between 08.00 and 23.00 on the section between Al Qassar in the north and Al Wakra in the south, with 13 stations. The ...

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    Doha metro fleet expanded ahead of World Cup 2022


    QATAR: Qatar Railways Co has awarded Kinki Sharyo a contract to supply a further 35 three-car driverless trainsets for the Doha metro project. The contract announced on October 4 takes the total order to 110 trainsets, which are branded Al Faras. The additional vehicles have been ordered ...

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    China and Gulf states discuss OTIF accession to support international freight


    INTERNATIONAL: China and the Gulf Co-Operation Council member states are discussing accession to the COTIF convention, which provides a legal framework for the operation of international rail traffic. China’s interest is related to the growth of east-west freight traffic to and from Europe. Its accession would be politically significant ...

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    Doha Msheireb Downtown tramway to open this year


    QATAR: A 2 km circular tramway is under construction in Doha’s Msheireb Downtown area with opening planned for September. The tramway will serve a ‘smart city’ which is being developed at cost of US$5·5bn by the Qatar Foundation’s Msheireb Properties business with the aim of reviving Doha’s ...

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    Alstom ships first Lusail tram


    QATAR: Alstom has shipped the first tram for Lusail from its La Rochelle factory in France. It will travel by ship from the port of Barcelona in Spain to Doha, and is expected to arrive next month. In 2014 Qatar Rail awarded a contract to a consortium ...

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    First Lusail tram completed


    QATAR: Alstom has presented the first Citadis for the Lusail Tram project to officials from Qatar Rail, following the completion of factory acceptance tests in France. Alstom is supplying 28 trams for the Lusail network. Branded Al Mehmel, the vehicles’ design is inspired by a type of ...

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    Qatar metro and light rail operating contract awarded


    QATAR: Public transport authority Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture between a consortium of RATP Dev and Keolis (49%) and local construction, property and trading business Hamad Group (51%) a contract to operate and maintain the Doha metro and Lusail light rail networks. The contract awarded on ...

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    First Doha metro trains arrive in Qatar


    QATAR: The first four trains for the Doha metro arrived at Hamad Port on August 19, following a 21-day journey from the Port of Kobe in Japan. Their arrival is two months ahead of schedule, and they will be transferred to the Al Wakra Depot shortly. Kinki Sharyo is building ...

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    Qatar Rail restarts civil works tendering


    QATAR: National railway project promoter Qatar Rail launched a new prequalification process for the civil works on the first phase of the planned Long Distance Passenger & Freight Rail network on February 18. A prequalification exercise for a combined civils and railway systems contract was launched last year, but subsequently ...

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    Gulf Co-operation Council states discuss OTIF accession


    INTERNATIONAL: The Gulf Co-operation Council and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding which could lead to the GCC and its six member states Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE acceding to the COTIF convention. The convention provides a legal ...

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    Qatar long distance rail network design contract awarded


    QATAR: A joint venture of Parsons and Systra has been awarded a design consultancy services contract for the Qatar Long Distance Railway Network. The planned 400 km rail network would have seven passenger stations, six freight facilities and a depot. It would provide freight and passenger services within Qatar, and ...

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    Qatar Railway Education Alliance partnership


    QATAR: National railway development agency Qatar Rail, Qatar University and Deutsche Bahn's consultancy business DB International signed a memorandum of understanding for the formation of the Qatar Railway Education Alliance during the Business & Investment in Qatar forum held in Berlin on April 16. The three partners plan to establish ...