More areas in Doha have come under Doha Metro network as Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) launched yesterday the preview service for the Doha Metro Green Line. Going to airport has also became easier as four new stations, including the station at Hamad International Airport, on Red Line were also opened yesterday.
With all the three lines functional, including previously launched Red Line and Gold Line, the total number of stations opened across Doha Metro network has reached 36.
The Green Line preview service which runs from Mansoura in the east to Al Riffa in the west introduces all 11 stations along the line, including The White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library and Education City, as well as the opening of the Green line interchanges at Msheireb and Al Bidda.
Eng. Jassim Al Ansari, Green Line Project Director at Qatar Rail, said: “The launch of the Green Line preview service is expected to significantly increase the number of customers using the metro. It acts as an East and West connection for Doha, and will serve new residential areas and tourist destinations, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and the Mall of Qatar, further facilitating the movement of people to more locations, cultural attractions and lifestyle destinations across the city.”
The Green Line preview service hours remain the same as the current Red and Gold Line preview, from 6am to 11pm, Saturday to Thursday and from 2pm to 11pm on Fridays, with trains operating every 5 minutes.
Legtaifiya station on the Red Line will be launched in 2020. The opening of the station at Hamad International Airport enables a seamless ‘Plane to Train’ experience for those arriving in Qatar, offering fast and frequent services from the airport to the major cultural, tourist and business districts of Doha, meaning it’s now easier than ever for visitors to explore everything the city has to offer.
It was a new experience for residents living in areas close to Green Lines stations. Unlike previous days, thousands of residents in these areas decided to go office by taking Doha Metro train.
Interchanges are available between the Green and Red Lines at Al Bidda station, and the Red, Green and Gold Lines at Msheireb station. When interchanging between stations, customers are not required to tap in and out as long as they remain in the paid area. All journeys, including those requiring an interchange will cost QR2 in our standard and family class carriages and QR10 in gold club carriage.
metrolink, Qatar Rail’s feeder bus service (operated by Mowasalat) will also see new routes added. metrolink services act as a seamless facilitator for customers getting to and from metro stations and their surrounding areas. Metro customers can view available metrolink routes by downloading the Doha Metro mobile app or by visiting the website.