Qatar 2022 buses trial run operations; traffic likely around some stadiums

Doha: Traffic is expected around some stadiums as FIFA World Cup tournament buses will begin to rehearse their services for two days to and from the stadiums. 

The simulation that begins today, September 21 will continue until tomorrow, September 22.

"Traffic around stadiums is expected throughout the day starting the 21st till the 22nd of September as tournament buses will begin to simulate their services to and from stadiums," announced the official account of Qatar 2022 Transport Info and Updates of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on its Twitter account. 

For today, stadiums with simulation include Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, and Al Bayt Stadium. For tomorrow, simulation will be conducted at Al Janoub Stadium, Stadium 974, Education City Stadium, and Lusail Stadium. 

Mowasalat Qatar also shared a glimpse to the large-scale test operations through a short video on social media. The test-drive will involve 2,300 buses and a team of 14,000 workforce which will be monitoring five bus hubs located at Souq Waqif, FIFA Fan Festival, West Bay, Barwa Madinatna, and Barwa Al Janoub.

It will also include services involving 1,552 radios, 306 talk rooms, 500 operational vehicles, real-time GPS tracking onboard cameras and CCTV Live Streaming. 

Tournament buses will be among the travel options available during the FIFA World Cup to help fans reach the stadiums and get to other destinations in the country.