Doha Metro begins its service for public

The Doha Metro Red Line is now operational, with 13 stations open - starting at al-Qassar, running through Doha's business district, along the coast then south to the city of al-Wakrah - 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday to Thursday.

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Initial operations of Doha Metro's Red Line connecting 13 stations from al-Qassar to al-Wakrah get under way.

DOHA, QATAR (Metro Rail News) – Six years in the making, Qatar’s first-ever underground railway system Doha Metro service ever has opened to the public in Qatar’s capital, Doha, on May 8, 2019, as the Gulf country readies for the 2022 football World Cup.

This is the city’s first underground railway system which has been eagerly anticipated by the people. Doha commuters turned out to enjoy a first ride on the metro network.

People are very excited because this is like a lot of comfort for them, especially for people who work in West Bay.

The Doha Metro Red Line is now operational, with 13 stations open – starting at al-Qassar, running through Doha’s business district, along the coast then south to the city of al-Wakrah – 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday to Thursday.

The Red Line will run 40km from al-Wakra in the south to Lusail City in the north once it’s fully operational. It will also connect Hamad International Airport to the capital’s downtown.

Three lines (Red, Green and Gold lines) are expected to be fully operational by 2020. A blue line is planned, as is a tram network in Lusail City and a long distance rail network connecting various other cities in Qatar.

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