KONE wins major contract for Doha Metro project

By Kim Kemp  www.constructionweekonline.com

KONE has won an order to supply elevators and escalators for the Qatar Rail project in Doha.

Included in the contract is the supply of over 500 pieces of equipment for Doha Metro’s Red Line South and Gold Line and a 20-year maintenance agreement.

“We are pleased to work with Qatar Rail on this new and exciting project,” says Mark Bayyari, director of KONE Qatar.

“When you have a huge number of people commuting through transit centres every day, you really have to look at the safety and efficiency of the equipment.

“That will enable people to move smoothly and comfortably, with the shortest possible waiting time. This cannot be overstated and we look forward to providing our people flow expertise and solutions to the Doha Metro,” he adds.

A planned rapid transit system in Qatar’s capital city, the Doha Metro project will comprise four lines and include 100 stations, spanning a length of 215 km, forming an integral component of the larger Qatar Rail network, which will include a long-distance rail for passengers and freight, linking Qatar to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Lusail City’s local Light Rail Transit (LRT). More info

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