At the end of 2017, RKH Qitarat, the joint venture consisting of Keolis, RATP Dev and Hamad Group, was selected by Qatar Rail to operate and maintain the driverless metro system in the Qatari capital for a period of 20 years as well as the tram system in Lusail, a new city located about 15 kilometers outside Doha.
The three driverless metro lines were successfully opened between May and December 2019.
With this first section of the Lusail tram network now open to the public, RKH Qitarat has reached a new milestone in the rollout of Qatar ’s state-of-the-art public transport system. Safe, reliable and environmentally friendly, the system has been designed to provide passengers with a multimodal, top-quality service.
Scheduled to open fully in 2022, the Lusail tram network will include a total of 4 lines and 25 stations, covering a distance of 18 km. It will provide two interconnections with the automated metro.
Qatar will host the 22nd Football World Cup in November 2022. This once-in-a-lifetime event should serve to showcase the performance of the new public transport network, which will provide non-stop access to all the stadiums, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.