First batch of Doha Metro trains arrive in Qatar

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Qatar’s Hamad Port welcomed the first Doha Metro trains to Qatar after a sea journey that took 21 days from the Japanese Kobe Port.

The batch includes four out of a total of 75 trains that will serve the Doha Metro project.

Qatar Rail said that the first group of trains came two months ahead of schedule and they will be transported to Al Wakra Depot soon.

In total, 75 trains – consisting of three cars, one of which will be for Gold and Family Class and two for Standard class – will be delivered to Doha Metro: Gold will have 16 seats, family 26 seats and standard 88 seats.

Doha Metro will be one of the fastest driverless trains in the world and will be the fastest in the region. It is capable of reaching 100kmph, Ministry of Transport and Communication said on their social media.

The designs of the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram trains are an embodiment of Qatari heritage and culture combined with state-of-the-art technology.

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Qatar Rail has achieved 62% completion of the Doha Metro Project and is on schedule so far. Qatar Rail is currently one of the biggest rail projects in the world.

Doha Metro will dramatically reduce traffic and it will remove around 200,000 car trips/day from the road network of Doha in peak times.

Published on 20 August 2017 

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