Contractors complete nearly 20km of tunnel digging for Doha Metro

Contractors working on the Doha Metro have excavated 18.6km of the tunnels (about 20 percent) on the massive transportation project, which officials say remains on track to start operating in late 2019.

The first phase of the public transit project, which is intended to ease Doha’s worsening traffic jams as well as move large numbers of football fans around the country during the 2022 World Cup, will consist of 37 stations.

However, Qatar Rail said today that not all stations will be immediately accessible to the public.

Officials said that roughly QR65 billion (US$17.86 billion) worth of contracts have been awarded so far for the Doha Metro, which will initially consist of four lines:

The Red Line North, running from a connection with Lusail’s light-rail line to Msheireb via West Bay;
The Red Line South, running from Msheireb to Mesaieed, with a branch to Hamad International Airport;
The Green Line, running from Al Rayyan Stadium to Msheireb via Education City; and
The Gold Line, running from Villaggio Mall to the area around the old Doha International Airport, via Msheireb.
 
 
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