This post was originally published on 30 July 2019.
Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) may soon be accessible to Qatar residents and visitors through Doha Metro’s Red Line, a local newspaper has reported.
Although there are no official announcements yet from Qatar Rail, Doha Metro has been reportedly conducting a series of train tests daily, going to and from the airport along the whole stretch of the Red Line, Gulf Times reported citing sources.
HIA will be accessible via the Oqba Ibn Nafie station after the Al Matar Al Qadeem station if travelling to Al Wakrah or after Free Zone station if travelling to Lusail. Passengers have to switch trains at Oqba Ibn Nafie station for the airport.
At least 13 of the 18 Red Line stations have opened on May 8, providing commuters with a safe, reliable, and eco-friendly mode of transportation.
According to Qatar Rail, each passenger will be permitted to carry two large luggage besides small bags (each must not be larger than 85cm x 60cm x 30cm in size), which can be put at dedicated areas in the train.
Residents can also take advantage of the feeder buses from Sunday to Thursday operating within 2 to 5km of Doha Metro’s selected stations, operating to and from between 6am and 11pm.
Residents and visitors in Qatar are also awaiting the opening of the Green Line, which connects commuters from Msheireb Downtown Doha (Central Station) to the White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library, Education City, and Mall of Qatar (via Al Riffa station).