First set of trains for the Lusail tramway arrives in Qatar from France
The Lusail Tram, which is expected to provide a modern and sustainable transport network for the upcoming Lusail city, is slowly taking shape.
The first few coaches of the tram reached the Hamad Port yesterday, marking a new phase in the tramway’s development.
The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) received the first Lusail Tram early on Monday morning. Departing from the Alstom factory in the French City of La Rochelle to Barcelona, the Citadis trams arrived on schedule after 18 days of travel, reported The Peninsula.
Once the tram coaches are offloaded at the Hamad Port, the trains will head to the main depot where it will be assembled and tested extensively. The tram will undergo a number of technical tests to ensure the highest standards of safety.
“The arrival of the Tram marks the beginning of a new phase. Lusail Tram project is well under way. The work is on-going and we aim to deliver the project within the assigned timeline,” said Qatar Rail’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie.
The design of the Lusail Tram was inspired by ‘Al Mehmel,’ which signifies ‘The Dhow.’ The design concept focused on the sea representing dhow pearl fishing and bringing in the calm, cool, elegant and tranquil elements of that medium to the design, reported The Peninsula.
Lusail tram will soon become the main transportation hub for Lusail City, the largest single sustainable development to be undertaken in Qatar.
The Lusail Tram will connect to the Doha Metro through two interchange stations at Lusail and Legtaifiya. The 35.4km-long Lusail Tram Network will launch in 2020. The network will include four lines and 28 stations aboveground and underground. The Lusail tramway is composed of five cars per single unit, with each 33M-long car to carry over 207 passengers.
Each tramway features two classes: common and family class. The cars will be fully low floor to enable easier access for all passengers.
Picture courtesy: The Peninsula
Does a tramway have trains
I can see Qatar is changing and it deserve the best always.
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man, the trains themselves are big; but as can be seen in the picture, some of these ships that carry cargo around the world are just massive :-)