Qatar Rail launched the preview service of Doha Metro’s Green Line and four new stations in the Red Line Tuesday, including the link to Hamad International Airport (HIA).
“The launch of the Green Line preview service is expected to significantly increase the number of passengers using the metro”Qatar Rail’s Green Line project director, engineer Jassim al-Ansari, said in a statement.
“The Green Line acts as an East and West connection for Doha, and will serve new residential areas and tourist destinations, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library (QNL) and Mall of Qatar (MoQ), further facilitating the movement of people to more locations, cultural attractions and lifestyle destinations across the city,”Engineer Jassim Al Ansari noted.
The Green Line covers 11 stations from Mansoura in the east to Al Riffa in the west and two interchanges at Msheireb and Al Bidda. It includes The White Palace, Hamad Hospital, Al Messila, Al Rayyan Al Qadeem, Al Shaqab, QNL and Education City.
Apart from the HIA link, Katara, Qatar University, and Lusail also started their preview service yesterday, bringing the total number of stations open across the network to 36. The Legtaifiya station on the Red Line will open next year.
Metro passengers travelling to different stations of the three lines can also board the train going to HIA, except stations which are out of its way. They can seek the assistance of customer service and metro staff at every station.