The Ministry of Transport and Communications announces that the Doha Metro Red Line South will start its initial operation for the public this Wednesday, May 8. That Line extends from Al Qassar to Al Wakra and the Operation timings will be from Sunday through Thursday from 08:00 to 23:00.
The initial operation includes 13 out of 18 Red Line stations: Al Qassar, DECC, QIC West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda (Interchange Station), Msheireb (Interchange Station), Al Doha Al Jadeda, Umm Ghawalina, Al Matar Al Qadeem, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Free Zone, Ras Bu Fontas and Al Wakra
Where to get travel card?
Doha metro travel card is available at different stores in Qatar. You can grab the standard metro card from Lulu, Carrefour, Jumbo Electronic and Al Meera.
— Al Meera (@AlMeeraQatar) 6 May 2019
Price of travel card!
Cost of travel card is QR 10, it will be provided with QR 20 pre balance which means you will get value of total QR 30 for a QR 10 card.
The Doha Metro will ultimately consist of four lines opening in phases from 2019 with an eventual completion date of 2026. The Red, Green and Gold Lines will radiate out from a central interchange at Msheireb in Downtown Doha with the Blue Line providing a semi-orbital service.
Doha Metro Phase 1 is implemented by multiple joint ventures involving local and international contractors. Qatar Rail has previously specified that consortiums looking to build different parts of the network should partner with a Qatari firm, which has led to companies such as Qatar Building Company, Galfar Al-Misnad Engineering, Al Darwish and HBK Contracting all picking up work alongside international bidders.
Red Line North (Underground): The Red Line North starts from Msheireb station in the South to Al Khor in the North. Seven underground stations are proposed along this route up to Doha Golf Club, from where it will be over the ground to reach Al Khor. A Joint Venture (JV) led by Italy’s Salini Impregilo, South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction, and Galfar Al Misnad has been chosen as the D&B contractor.
Red Line North (Elevated & at-grade): A Joint Venture (JV) consortium comprising Korea’s Lotte Engineering & Construction, Rizzani de Eccher of Italy and Redco of Qatar has been chosen as the D&B contractor.
Red Line South (Underground): The Red Line South extends from Msheireb in the North to Mesaieed in the South. It is planned to have six underground stations. The D&B JV contractors are Qatari Diar VINCI Construction (QDVC), GS Engineering and Construction, and Al Darwish Engineering.
Red Line South (Elevated & at-grade): The Joint Venture led by Spain’s FCC and comprising Turkey’s Yuksel, Netherlands’ Archirodon and Qatar’s Petroserv has been selected as the D&B contractor for the line. The scope of work involves full design and construction of the Red Line section along Al Wakra Highway
Green Line: The Green Line, which also has both underground and Elevated and at-grade sections, extends from Msheireb in the East to Al Riffa in Doha West. The project’s D&B contract of the Green line underground project has been given to a JV led by PORR Bau (UG-Lead partner), QD-Saudi Bin Laden Group (Elevated-Lead Partner) and Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting.
Gold Line: The Gold Line connects nine underground stations and D&B contractor is ALYSJ JV led by Greece’s Ellaktor and comprising Larsen and Toubro (India), YapiMerkezi (Turkey), STFA (Turkey) and Al Jaber Engineering (Qatar).