Qatar Rail unveils Doha metro train and Lusail LRV designs


The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has unveiled designs for the Doha metro and Lusail light rail vehicles (LRV), which are due to enter service in 2020.

Inspiration for the metro train design was found in the Arabian mares, which are held in high regard in Quatari culture. The design for Al Mehmel, the name given to the Lusail trams, derives from a traditional Qatari boat used for pearl fishing.

Japan-based manufacturer of railroad vehicles, Kinki Sharyo, will be responsible for supplying 75 three-car trains for Doha Metro. One carriage is divided into two classes. The gold class will have 16 seats, while the family class will have 26 seats. The other two standard-class cars will each seat 88 passengers.

The vehicles will be equipped with advanced safety and security controls, will have intelligent air conditioning, and are claimed to have spacious seating.

The metro trains will be designed and manufactured by the Kinki Sharyo as part of the metro’s railway systems consortium, which is led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

Qatar Rail managing director Abdulla Al Subaie said: “Across our projects, our build and design stages have been guided by the powerful coming together of tradition with modernity. More info

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