CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RED LINE
Also known as the coastline, the Red line has a length of 39 kilometres from Al Wakra in the south to Lusail, in the north. The line also connects Hamad International Airport with the city centre. It has 18 stations, such as West Bay, Katara, and Qatar University. The station Legtaifiya will also give passengers the opportunity to connect with the Lusail Light Rail Transit (tramway Lusail), plus another interchange station between the metro and tram called Lusail Central. The line offers a very suitable alternative against driving in the heart of the capital today: the route between the airport and Lusail is nearly half an hour in rush hour traffic while it takes 36 minutes by metro.
◗ Length: 39 km from north to south.
◗ Number of stations::18
◗ Passengers per day in 2021: 280,000
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GOLD LINE
The (Historical) Gold Line extends from Ras Abu Abboud to Al Aziziyah. It consists of ten stations along with a Msheirbeb interconnection, and will have stations at the National Museum of Qatar, Souq Waqif, and Al Waab.
◗ Length: 14 km from east to west.
◗ Number of stations: 11.
◗ Passengers per day in 2021: 180,000
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GREEN LINE
Uts runs from the east of Al Mansoura to Al Riffa, in the west. It passes through the Education City, name by which the metro line is also known.
It has 11 stations, highlighting Hospital Hamad, AlShaqab, and the upcoming Qatar National Library.
◗ Length:: 22 km km from east to west
◗ NUnmber of stations: 11
◗ Passengers per day in 2021:140,000
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MASHEREB STATION
It is the largest station in Doha and is located in the development zone where the streets of Wadi Msheireb and Al Diwan meet. Msheireb station serves the junction of three metro lines: the Red and Green lines which run parallel and beneath the Gold Line
Stations allow a unique opportunity to add some local flavour and personality to the Doha Metro. Therefore, all stations will be designed in a contemporary ‘vaulted space’ concept; a concept that reflects on the heritage of the region by introducing open spaces that mimic traditional Bedouin tents.
The design also has ornamental panel work that have a function beyond aesthetics as they form the backbone of a dynamic lighting and ventilation system. Through the use of traditional elements of Islamic and local art, each station is a unique tribute to Qatari heritage with the dhow-inspired exteriors and the ‘pearl-effect’ interiors.
Lusail is an ambitious project to build a new city on the north coast of Doha. The idea is to create an integrated transport system in Lusail (called LRT). The project and the works being developed by QDVC, a consortium formed by the investment company Qatari Diar and the constructor Vinci Construction. The project consists of 4 tram lines without catenary, 17.8 km of double track surface and 9.9 km single track surface. It also includes 6.6 km of underground layout made with the technique “cut and cover”, 22 exterior stations with different settings (lateral platforms, central platform, side platforms), 7 underground stations, a viaduct and an area of workshops, maintenance and garages. At the request of QDVC, Sener is conducting the Engineering Review of the project regardless of
any agent involved (ICE), to verify the conception and design and ensure that the objectives set by the promoter are achieved, in everything related to soundness of structures, enforceability, safety, durability, maintenance, operability, and expandability and/or future update.
The network construction is being carried out in phases and the design phase began in August 2007. In June 2014, all excavation works and more than seven kilometres of tunnels, plus the viaduct access, was completed across the road from Al Khor. The main civil works of seven metro stations and four stations were also completed at that time.
Lusail’s tram will operate a fleet of 35 Alstom Citadis trams. The trams consist of of a length32 meters, and have a low floor to ensure easy access to
passengers. They will run on the catenary electrification system except inside the tunnels, where dual power connection with catenary system will be installed. The Alimentation Par le sol technology (APS) installed on trams allows a power source at ground level of a third lane, avoiding the need for overhead wires. The northern sector of the city of Lusail will count with stations at ground level with central and side platforms. These stations will connect to the district of Fox Hills, the residential Northern suburb, doctors and school districts, the Golf district and Lusail City Square district.
In the southern part of the city, 8km of underground tracks will link various residential districts and serve underground stations in the Marina district, Energy City, Qatar Entertainment City, Qatar Petroleum District and the Pearl.