QATAR’s prime minister and interior minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, together with the transport and communications minister, Mr Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, travelled on an LRV from the depot to Lusail to mark the start of test running on the first section of the 28km three-line Lusail Tram network.
QATARI Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC), which is carrying out construction of the four-line light rail network in the new Qatari city of Lusail, has awarded Thales a contract to deliver an integrated supervision, telecommunications, security and automatic fare collection system for the network.
A CONSORTIUM of Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC) and Alstom was awarded a €2bn design-build contract by Qatar Railways for the Lusail light rail project at a ceremony in Paris on June 23 attended by President François Hollande of France and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Tani, Emir of Qatar.
As part of its Vision 2030 scheme, Qatar is embarking on a hugely ambitious railway construction programme ahead of a bid for the 2020 Olympics and the Soccer World Cup which it will host in 2022. Kevin Smith examines the four railway undertakings that make up the Qatar Integrated Railway Project.