Doha Metro station fit-outs become prime focus

By Kim Kemp  http://www.constructionweekonline.com/

With tunnelling works drawing to a close on Doha Metro, focus has turned to fitting out the stations.

Qatar Rail has recently placed an order for 500 energy-efficient elevators and escalators for the stations, supplied by Finland-based engineering company Kone Corporation.

The firm announced winning a contract to supply the items for the Red Line and Gold Line stations.

The order includes 189 elevators, 253 escalators and 102 moving walkways (autowalks) it highlighted in a statement and Pierre Liautaud, executive vice president for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa, said:“We are very proud and pleased to work with Qatar Rail on this new and exciting project.

“That (the equipment) will enable people to move smoothly and comfortably, with the shortest possible waiting time.” More info

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