Qatar Rail Award USD $32bn in Contracts

The Lusail Light Rail project is at an advanced stage and is slated to be finished by 2017. 60% of the tunnelling works are complete, with the bridge at Al Khor 50% complete at present.

The Doha Metro is progressing well. This will have over 90 stations across the city and Tunnel Boring Machines are at work digging four interconnected lines at present.

The Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail will comprise of three elements – freight across the Emirate, local commuter traffic and passenger traffic across the GCC. This will be complete by 2026.

The network is being built ahead of the 2022 World Cup and is designed to reduce car traffic congestion in the Emirate which has impacted on trade. It is part of a wider project to include up-rating the international airport and New Doha Port.