Qatar Rail Announces Road Closures Due to the Upcoming Doha Metro
Due to works related to the upcoming Doha Metro, Qatar Rail has announced the road closure and traffic diversion at Qatar National Library and Al Sadd Street-South Service Road – Zone 38.
The South service road of Al Sadd Street between Al Waab and Mohamed bin Al Qasim intersections closed on 5 December 2014 and will remain closed until mid-January 2015. The road closure of a section of Shaqab Rounadabout near Qatar National Library has been closed since 28 November 2014 until further notice.
The Doha Metro is an integral part of the Qatar Rail Development Program (QRDP). Consisting of four lines, the Metro network will cover the Greater Doha area and will include connections to town centres and vital commercial and residential areas throughout the city. In central Doha, the Metro will be underground, whilst at the outskirts; it will mainly be at ground level or elevated.
Moreover, the network will cover 93 stations, two of which are central and located in the city of Msheireb and Education City. The Metro lines will be distributed as follows:
- Red Line (coastal line) will traverse Wakrah City, Doha International Airport, Msheireb, Katara, The Pearl and Qatar University routes.
- Gold Line (History Line), bound from east to west, connects the airport’s northern part with Souk Waqef, Msheireb, Bin Mahmoud, Al Sadd and Al Waab
- Green Line (Education Line) trails Al Rayyan Road and connects Education City with Msheireb and Hamad Hospital.
- Blue Line (City Line) which is a semi-circular line that connects residential and commercial areas in West Bay and the northern part of Airport City with the main C-Ring Road. Additionally, the network will connect the Red, Gold, Green and Blue Lines with each other which will be implemented in two phases.
The Doha Metro is expect to be complete for the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022.