Qatar has launched a project to design and build a new metro network as part of development plans for the capital Doha and in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It will comprise urban and suburban lines that will form the central structure for the country’s rail network and provide connections to strategic areas including the stadiums where the 2022 matches will be held.
The contract covers design reviews, supervision and testing. Lead consultant Systra will be responsible for signalling, driverless systems, rolling stock and depots.
The four lines of the metro will be built in phases. The first phase, due for commissioning in 2019, is 85km long, including a 55km tunnel section amd 37 stations. The finished network will be approximately 200km and will have 123 60m-long train sets. The total cost is approximately €15bn (£12.4bn).