Qatar inaugurates its first metro line

The metro system of the Asian country will link several stadiums of the next World Cup.

The small country of Qatar, located in the Arabian Peninsula, is preparing its infrastructure for the future, especially with the upcoming FIFA World Cup in 2022.

That is why on May 8 the first metro line in the country was inaugurated. It is the red line, which runs from south to north, and which will have 18 stations, of which 13 have already entered service.

Qatar metro station

This line of the Qatar metro allows us to travel from Al Wakra station to Al Qassar station.

The 13 operating stations are Al Qassar, DECC, QIC West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda (interchange station), Msheireb (interchange station), Al Doha Al Jadeda, Umm Ghawailina, Al Killing Al Qadeem, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Free Zone , Ras Bu Fontas and Al Wakra.

Inside a train, Qatar Metro

Qatar’s modern metropolitan train network will provide an agile and secure connection between most stadiums where the football championship will be played, as well as between the airport and numerous suburbs of Doha.

It will consist of four lines, of which three are already under construction and it is estimated that it will be fully operational by the year 2026.

  • Red Line: It extends from south to north, from Al Wakra to Al Qassar. It is 40 kilometers long and partially entered into service on May 8.
  • Green Line: It extends from west to east, from Al Riffa to Al Mansoura. It will have 11 stations. It is under construction.
  • Golden Line: It extends from east to west, from Ras Bu Aboud to Al Aziziya. It will have 11 stations. It is under construction.
  • Blue Line: It will run along the coast for about 12 kilometers, from Ras Bu Aboud station to West Bay Central. It is in the planning stage.
Doha metro lines
Source: Qatar Rail, Mirette Triple Two.
Iani Nikolov
News Reporter

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