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All Doha Metro lines become operational

All Doha Metro lines become operational

Tribune News Network
Doha
Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) on Tuesday launched the preview service for Doha Metro’s Green Line and introduced four new stations on the Red Line. With the opening of the Green Line, all the lines of the Doha Metro have now become operational.
The Green Line, which runs from Al Mansoura in the east to Al Riffa in the west, has 11 stations including The White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library, and Education City, as well as the opening of the Green line interchanges at Msheireb and Al Bidda.
Eng Jassim al Ansari, Green Line Project Director at Qatar Rail, said: “The launch of the Green Line preview service is expected to significantly increase the number of customers using the metro. It acts as an east and west connection for Doha, and will serve new residential areas and destinations including Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and the Mall of Qatar, further facilitating the movement of people to more locations, cultural attractions and lifestyle destinations across the city.”
The Green Line preview service hours remain the same as the Red and Gold Lines: 6 am to 11pm (Saturdays to Thursdays) and 2 pm to 11 pm on Fridays, with trains operating every five minutes.
Additionally, four new Red Line stations, including Hamad International Airport, Katara, Qatar University, and Lusail, opened bringing the total number of stations open across the network to 36.
The opening of the station at Hamad International Airport enables a seamless “Plane to Train” experience for those arriving in Qatar, offering fast and frequent services from the airport to the major cultural, tourist and business districts of Doha, meaning it’s now easier than ever for visitors to explore everything the city has to offer.
Interchanges are available between the Green and Red Lines at Al Bidda station, and the Red, Green and Gold Lines at Msheireb station. All journeys, including those requiring an interchange will cost QR2 in standard and family class carriages and QR10 in Goldclub carriage.
Metrolink, Qatar Rail’s feeder bus service, will also see new routes added.
Metrolink services act as a seamless facilitator for customers getting to and from metro stations and their surrounding areas. Metro customers can view available metrolink routes by downloading the Doha Metro mobile app or by visiting the website.
Doha Metro stations carry Doha Metro’s distinct architectural identity, “Vaulted Spaces”, the network’s contemporary design imprint, reflecting regional heritage through open spaces that mimic traditional Bedouin tents. The station interior spaces and floors subtly signify the colour of each line.
Doha Metro stations are accessible and air conditioned. Each one contains a customer information and Gold Club centre, separate male and female prayer areas and restrooms. Live service updates and information is displayed on monitors in all stations, and information on last train schedule and Metrolink services can be found at the stations entrances.
Knowlegable and friendly Customer Service agents are on hand across all stations to assist with any enquiries or questions about the network. Stations are equipped with security cameras and a first aid room to ensure the safety and security for all customers.
Travel cards can be purchased at metro stations. Pre-loaded Standard Travel cards can be purchased from licensed retailers including Al Meera, LuLu, Carrefour, Jumbo Electronics, and Family Food Centre. Gold club travel cards are available from dedicated Gold Club offices at all Metro stations. Legtaifiya station on the Red Line will launch in 2020.