Now you can top-up your metro travel card in Qatar Rail App.
In the latest update of the Qatar Rail App, new features like top-up and transaction history have been added.
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The app has to be updated for these latest additions to be available on your phone.
The app allows for top up of travel cards, using a credit card currently.
The users after sign in, can go to TopUp section and insert the Travel card number, and select the top up amount - QR10, QR50 or QR100.
And select the payment method - as of now only the credit card.
Apart from this the app also allows for transaction history.
Three different types of travel cards available for Doha Metro - Limited Use Travel Cards, Standard Travel Card and Gold Travel Cards.
In standard class one journey costs QR 2 and a Day Pass costs QR 6, a Day Pass allows unlimited journeys for one day. When using travel credit, you will pay no more than QR6 a day no matter how many journeys you make. Adult and child fares are the same. Travelling in the gold club is more expensive. A single journey in Goldclub is QR 6 and a day pass will cost QR 30.
Limited Use Travel Card - A non-reusable, paper travel card that contains either a single journey or day pass. The cost of this travel card depends on the type of product you are purchasing (a single journey or a day pass) and the class of travel you want to travel in (standard class (including family) or gold club). Limited Use Travel Cards can be purchased from self-service Travel Card Vending Machines (TVMs) at all Doha Metro stations.
Standard Travel Card - A reusable plastic travel card that costs QR 10. This card must have Travel Credit added to it before you can use it to travel. Add Travel Credit by "Topping Up" at a TVM (Travel Card Vending Machine) at all Doha Metro stations, which can be done at the same time as purchasing the card. This Travel Card does not permit travel in the Gold section of the Doha Metro trains. This card is currently available at licensed retailers like Al Meera, LuLu, Jumbo and Carrefour.
Gold Travel Card - A reusable plastic card that costs QR 100 and is only available from Gold club offices at all Doha Metro stations. This Travel Card permits travel in the gold club sections of the Doha Metro trains. This card must have Travel Credit added to it before you can use it to travel. Add Travel Credit by “Topping Up" at a TVM (Travel Card Vending Machine) at all Doha Metro and Lusail Tram stations, which can be done at the same time as purchasing the card.
If you are using standard and gold club cards there is a daily cap on the amount charged if you travel multiple times during a day. Once you have made 3 journeys in a day you'll pay no more for the rest of the journeys you make - your fare is "capped" at the equivalent day pass fare, QR 6 for standard and QR 30 for the gold club.
Anyone aged 5 and above needs a Travel Card to travel on Doha Metro. Children aged 4 and below do not need a Travel Card and must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. A child must be 9 years old or above to travel alone on the network. Younger kids should be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age.
A travel card can be used again and again, it is valid for five years, so do not throw it away. Top up the card with travel credit at self-service machines at all Doha Metro stations. Licensed retailers are not able to Top Up travel cards. A standard and gold club travel card can hold a maximum amount of travel credit.