Qatar: "preview" service launch for the Lusail tram

12th January 2022
Part of the Lusail tram network was officially opened to the public on Saturday 1 January 2022 by the Qatar’s Minister of Transport and the Chairman of Qatar Rail, Qatar’s national public transport operator. This first “preview” service is running on the Orange Line, stopping at six underground stations: Marina, Marina Promenade, Yacht Club, Esplanade, Energy City South and Legtaifiya, providing connections with the Doha Metro.

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.

About the Lusail tram

  • Scheduled to open fully in 2022, the network features:

  • 4 tram lines: Orange, Green, Pink and Purple
    25 stations, covering a distance of 18km

About the Doha metro

The driverless metro network features:

  • 3 lines (the Gold Line, the Green Line and the Red Line), fully operational since 2019

  • 37 stations, covering a distance of 76km

  • 1 Integrated Control Centre (ICC) to manage the whole network