Qatar Rail has launched on 21 November the preview service for the Doha Metro Gold Line, running from Ras Bu Abboud in the east, to Al Aziziyah in the west.
The Gold line preview service covers 11 stations, including an interchange station at Msheireb, offering connection to the Red Line.
“The launch of the Gold Line service is another key milestone for Qatar Rail leading up to the delivery of our fully-fledged integrated network by 2020. In the past few months, we have dedicated our efforts to deliver the expansion of Doha Metro services, and we are ahead of schedule,” Abdulla Saif Al Sulaiti, Chief of Service Delivery at Qatar Rail said.
The stations are designed with Doha Metro’s distinct architectural identity, with a contemporary concept, reflecting regional heritage through open spaces that mimic traditional Bedouin tents. The stations’ interior spaces and floors are colored in gold.
Each station is air conditioned and is equipped with a customer information and gold-club centre, separate male and female prayer areas and restrooms. Live service updates and information is displayed on monitors in all stations, and information on last train schedule and metrolink services can be found at the stations entrances.
“With the launch of the Gold Line preview service we are expecting customer numbers to increase considerably as we open up more journey opportunities to explore the city, connecting attractions and lifestyle destinations including, National Museum, Souq Waqif, Al Sadd and Sport City,” the Chief of Service Delivery said.
In May, Qatar Rail has opened the Red Line, offering transport services on north – south axis.