Alstom Completes Phase 1 of Lusail Tramway Project in Qatar
Alstom has successfully completed Phase 1 of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Lusail City, covering 9.7 km of single-track catenary-free and 12.8 km of single-track underground line, and also includes 16 stations with various configuration, one interchange station with Metro, one depot and one viaduct crossing over Al Khor Expressway.
The operation of the network will be executed with Citadis X05 new generation trams with a capacity of 209 passengers utilising both catenary and catenary-free technology (APS).
In 2014, Alstom, as part of LRTC Consortium along with QDVC, was awarded a contract by Qatar Railways Company to supply a turnkey tramway system that is catenary-free above ground.
Alstom Middle East Managing Director Mama Sougoufara said they are very proud of their contribution to the completion of Phase 1 of Lusail LRT Project, which will provide reliable and environment-friendly transportation system for Lusail’s residents and visitors.
He said that Qatar has become one of the most advanced countries in the region in terms of smart mobility and transportation, and they are committed to meet the country’s growing needs for innovative and sustainable mobility systems.
Alstom contributes to providing the city of Lusail with a fully integrated tramway system by delivering the design, manufacturing, commissioning of 28 Citadis trams, track works including hardscaping, power supply equipment (Bulk and TPS substations, catenary and APS), signalling and platform screen doors.
Each Lusail 32-metre long tram is composed of five modules per single unit. The design and colour are inspired by the traditional Qatari boat – the Dhow – on the side of the rolling stock, and a pearl – a historical symbol in Qatar. The vehicles are fully low floor to enable easier access for all passengers.
The Lusail tramway turnkey system offers passengers a high level of comfort and includes passenger information and security systems both at station level and on board. The trams are eco-friendly and equipped with a full electrical braking system and LED lighting.