February 28, 2014

Qatar awards main line consultancy contract

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PARSONS, in a joint venture with Systra, has secured a consultancy services contract for the design of Qatar's main line railway network.

The 400km section, which will be used by freight and passenger traffic, includes six freight facilities, a depot and seven passenger stations and will be integrated with the Doha metro. It is also part of the proposed Gulf Cooperation Council network and will provide links to neighbouring Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain via a 40km causeway which will be jointly developed by the two countries.

Parsons says it will begin work on the project this year.

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