Automatic Rapid Transit trial starts next week in Qatar

  • July 11, 2019
  • internetQatar
  • 2 min read

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is planning to start a trial for the Automatic Rapid Transit (ART) – an innovative, modern and environment-friendly public transport system.

With intelligent controls, ART is a rail-less system for urban transport which is essentially a crossover between buses and trams. It also integrates electrical and mechanical systems.

The trial in Qatar for the ART system will be the first in the world after it has been in operation in the manufacturing country China. The trial will start on Al Khor Expressway next week, continue for a specific period of time and will be assessed by MOTC to make sure ART fits Qatar’s weather conditions before going ahead with deploying it.

MoTC on Wednesday posted on Twitter a short video of the ART. The new system, if successful, will support the diversification of transport sector in Qatar through using the world’s latest transport system with advanced technology.

This contributes to achieving economic and environmental balance in the transport sector’s infrastructure projects. It would also offer an exceptional experience for fans and visitors during the FIFA World Cup 2022 with high-quality services that provide smooth mobility to stadiums, residences and tourist spots.

This initiative comes within MOTC’s endeavours to providing a world-class, multi-modal integrated transport system that connects all areas and regions in Qatar, helping the public to reach all vital areas easily with safe and reliable services in line with the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

It is also part of the ministry’s significant efforts to developing transport modes in Qatar according to latest eco-friendly universal systems and deploying alternative and clean energy in the industry to reduce harmful emissions.Courtesy Gulf Times