Railway project gathers steam

21 July 2014

Significant progress has been made on the Lusail Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as over 7km of tunnel construction and main civil works for seven underground stations have been achieved, according to senior Qatar Rail officials.

Some 100 per cent of the excavation works, 98 per cent of the structure of underground stations and 100% of a bridge that goes over the Al Khor highway have also been completed, a spokesman added.

Qatar's Minister of Transport Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti was briefed on these and other aspects of the project during his recent visit to the work sites of the LRT project in Lusail.

The minister was accompanied by senior Qatar Rail officials, including managing director Abdulla Abdulaziz al-Subaie, CEO Saad al-Muhannadi and deputy CEO Hamad al-Bishri.

Al-Subaie briefed the minister on the progress of the project, explaining that the LRT project consists of four operating lines, 33km of network and 37 stations (including 10 underground).

The LRT will also be connected to the Doha Metro Red Line North via two main stations, Lusail Marina/The Pearl and Lusail's main station. The connectivity will facilitate easy transportation from and into Lusail City.

The LRT is one of the most important ventures benefiting real estate development projects in Lusail City and the project is progressing as scheduled.

"At Qatar Rail, we consider that the LRT is pivotal for the transport infrastructure in the country and it reflects the promising vision of Qatar," said al-Subaie.

The Lusail LRT System will provide an efficient and comfortable commuting system for the inhabitants of Lusail City when the mixed community development is completed.