Qatar Rail opens 1st Phase of Lusail Tram for Public

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
Lusail Tram
Representational Image

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has launched the first phase of the preview service of the Lusail Tram for the public.

Qatar Rail has stated that Lusail Tram is a fully integrated railway and one of the world’s most advanced tram systems, ensuring a very high quality of operations and safety for the customers.

According to the statement, “The first phase includes the preview service of six stations on the Orange line: Marina, Marina Promenade, Yacht Club, Esplanade, Energy City South and Legtaifiya – all underground.”

Legtaifiya station, which is a combined Tram and Doha Metro station, is currently the boarding station for all trams to Lusail City.

Qatar’s Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti said, “Running the Lusail Tram is in step with ministry’s plans for providing a sustainable, multimodal, eco-friendly public transit using latest world technology systems, aiming at providing safe, reliable, and high-quality services for all beneficiaries.”

Abdulrahman Al Malik
Abdulrahman Al Malik
Senior Director – QSHESE
Qatar Rail

“The tram system differs from other vehicles that travel on the road. The trams run on fixed tracks at a steady speed and cannot stop as quickly as cars. Therefore, we are keen to release awareness campaigns with the start of the preview service in Lusail City, to introduce the tram system and educate the public on the tram trains and what to expect to see on the roads. In addition, it is of high importance that pedestrians and drivers abide by traffic safety guidelines, signs and traffic signals, to avoid the risks that may occur as a result of a collision with the tram-train during its movement in the city.”

Lusail Tram Project Director Eng. Ahmad Al Saleh noted, “The Lusail tram-trains were manufactured in France by Alstom, which is one of the largest train manufacturers in the world. The Lusail Tram fleet consists of 28 ‘Citadis X05’ trains that use ground power supply technology. The maximum speed can reach up to 60 km per hour. The trains have six screens to display travel information and around 20 USB ports.”

“The design of the Lusail Tram was inspired by ‘Al Mehmel’ that signifies ‘The Dhow’, a traditional Qatari boat used for pearl fishing. The design concept focused on the sea and dhow pearl fishing with the blue accent colors of the marine environment,” Mr. Al Saleh further added.

Related: RTA opens section of Dubai-Al Ain improvement project to motorists