Doha metro: the first 3 lines are now open to the public

Two new lines of the metro Doha, capital of Qatar, have been commissioned recently. Thus, the first 3 lines are now open to the public. This ends the first phase of network development.

A colossal project

Improving travelling conditions in the greater Doha region and developing the metro has become a major part of the city's public transport development policy, and the network now serves the main tourist and sports sites, as well as the port and the new airport.

The project is divided into two phases of realization distributed until 2030. Finally, the lines will span nearly 230 km. The first phase aims to operate the 3 lines automatic: the Red Line in May 2019, the Gold line in November 2019 and the Green Line this 10th of December 2019. In total, there is about 80 km of lines and 37 stations.  

This project received the recognition of the Guinness World Records for the “Largest Number of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) Operating Simultaneously in a Single Project”. This represents 21 TBMs in operation at the same time.  

Egis, the major contributor of the project

In 2012, Egis won a project management contract, in a consortium with Louis Berger, as part of the first phase of construction of the Doha metro network. Its mission was to assist Qatar Rail Company in its tender processes, supervise the design phases and monitor the construction work on site.

Egis was working on the Gold, as well as on the elevated and at grade sections of Red Line (North section and South section) and Green Line (Western section). In addition, the teams provided an assistance mission in construction supervision for two Major Stations: Education City and Msheireb, the junction between the 3 lines

A project that shows the Egis competency to subscribe in an international consortium to manage a huge metro construction.