Doha Metro completes 100km of tunnelling


DOHA: Doha Metro Project has achieved yet another milestone by completing 100km of tunnelling across the city and 41 percent of the whole project.

With this achievement, 90 percent of tunnelling has been completed, with 11km more required to complete all underground sections, Qatar Rail said yesterday.

The 100th kilometre was crossed by a tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the southern section of the Red Line.

Tunnelling on Doha Metro’s longest line, the Red Line, is expected to be completed in the near future.

Towards the end of this year, Qatar Rail expects to move from construction into systems installation as track, power supply and signalling starts to be installed. At this point it will also start to work on the architectural finishes of the stations of Doha Metro, said a statement yesterday.

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 complete.

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. More info

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