Msheireb Tram Now Fully Operational Across Mshereib Downtown Doha
Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, announced the launch of the much anticipated Msheireb Tram which connects all of Downtown Doha – the world’s smartest and most sustainable city district and the first sustainable downtown regeneration project in the world.
Manufactured by US-based TIG/m LLC, Msheireb Tram adopts the latest in eco-friendly transportation technology with options and conveniences that also makes it an accessible method of commuting within the downtown area for people with special needs.
With nine stations, Msheireb Tram interconnects all of Msheireb, making it easier for visitors to move from one spot to the other, making the city a truly walkable and environment friendly city. Visitors, residents and tenants can find a tram car on the loop every six minutes, with a 400-metre hop-on/hop-off zone along the single 2 km, closed-loop track system.
The self-powered environmentally friendly tramway depot is Platinum LEED certified. It is made up of three one-deck, high-tech, electric streetcars, which are fully airconditioned, incorporating special light-filtering glass panels which prevent over 90% of the heat from sunlight.
The modern high-tech streetcar also includes many advanced features, making it a convenient and safe method of transportation for passengers: level boarding at all stations; a hop-on-hop-off service in Wadi Msheireb area; Virtual Tram Detection and tram priority at traffic signals, tram arrival signs in real-time on the trams and at passenger stations, on-board CCTV, and on-board Wi-Fi.
The Msheireb Tram also includes a unique open-air feature allowing it to be operated as an open-air car by simply removing the glass panels.
Msheireb Properties Acting Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Kuwari said the launch of the Msheireb Tram is a great way to end a year full of success.
We hope that this sustainable way of commuting will encourage more people to leave their cars behind. The tramway is very user friendly, cost effective, suitable for everyone, and I am confident that our visitors and residents will find it very convenient.’
Msheireb Tram links all areas of Msheireb Downtown Doha within 18 minutes, with a station at the Central Msheireb Metro Station where everyone can access all three of Qatar Rail’s metro lines.
The MDD trams run on standard gauge track (1,435 mm) and are custom designed and handcrafted to the highest standards, adhering to European Standards for Tramway Safety.
Msheireb Tram goes through nine stations: Sahat Al Nakheel Station, Wadi Msheireb Station, Galleria Station, Msheireb Prayer Station, Heritage Quarter Station, Al Baraha Station, Sahat Al Masjid Station, Al Kahraba Street Station, and Al Mariah Street Station.