Qatar Rail Completes 100km of Tunneling across Metro Project
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On May 26 2016, Qatar Rail celebrated completion of 100km of tunneling across the Doha Metro project. The achievement of this significant milestone means that 90% of tunneling has been achieved, with 11km more required to complete all underground sections of the landmark project.
The next major milestone Qatar Rail is looking forward to celebrating is completion of tunneling on Doha Metro’s longest line–the Red Line. Towards the end of 2016, Qatar Rail expects to move from construction into systems installation as track, power supply and signaling starts to be installed. At this point, it will also start to work on the architectural finishes of the stations.
The first phase of the Doha Metro project is expected to be complete in 2020. By 2030, all the three networks–Doha Metro, Lusail Tram and the long-distance rail, which will link Qatar with the GCC Rail network–are expected to be completed.
With the completion of the first phase of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram, Qatar Rail expects to offer 630,000 passenger trips per day by 2021. By then, 37 metro stations are expected to be complete, with an average journey time of three minutes between adjacent stations.