MOTC offers ‘Park and Ride’ facility for Doha Metro users

MOTC offers ‘Park and Ride’ facility for Doha Metro users

By QLNews

Qatar’s focus on enhancing public transport has been noteworthy in recent years. In particular, the Doha Metro has brought a safe, convenient and cost-effective local travel option to the public.

The country has been working to expand the Doha Metro service since its launch in May last year.

Just this week, Qatar Rail announced the extended hours of operation of the Doha Metro service on Thursdays and Fridays.

And now, The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has unveiled another new facility to enrich the overall experience of the Doha Metro users.

 

The ‘Park and Ride’ facility at two metro stations: Al Qassar and Al Wakra will let metro users park their vehicles at the free-of-cost parking areas adjacent to the stations.

These parking areas can accommodate as many as 700 vehicles.

The parking facility near Al Qassar Metro Station will open to the public this Friday, January 17, while the one close to Al Wakra Metro Station will open on January 26, according to the Ministry.

The project aims to encourage vehicle owners to use the modern public transportation systems to and from their destinations to save time and cost.

The Ministry said work is underway to establish more Park and Ride spaces and the next ones to open to the public will be at Lusail and Education City. These are slated for opening in late March this year.

“The ‘Park and Ride’ Project is a part of MoTC’s Public Bus Infrastructure Program. It supports the country’s public transportation network and Doha Metro services for citizens, residents, visitors, and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar fans,” the Ministry said in a statement.

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