Under the 20-year contract awarded by Qatar Rail to RKH Qitarat, the joint venture made up of Keolis, RATP Dev and Hamad Group started operating the Gold Line on Doha’s driverless metro on 22 November. This 14-km long line has 11 stations and passengers can change to the Red Line at Musheireb.
The contract awarded to the joint-venture company covers operation and maintenance of the Doha metro's Red Line (which has been in partial operation since May 2019), the Green Line and the new Gold Line. It also covers the Lusail tram network, scheduled to be brought into service in 2020.
The development of the country's first urban rail network is in line with the Qatari government's "Qatar Vision 2030" strategic plan, which sets out to bolster Doha’s appeal by diversifying and improving shared mobility options and providing residents and tourists with easy access to the city's shopping and tourist centres.
Qatar Rail is delighted to be adding the Gold Line to the already operational parts of the network. [...] We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin-Hamad Al Thani and to His Excellency the Prime Minister Abdulla Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani and His Excellency Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Al Sualiti for their continuous guidance and leadership. Feedback from operations on the Red Line has been incredible and we are proud to now extend the coverage of our railway.