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Civil works at Lusail LRT almost finished

QDVC carrying out $2.72bn final phase contract; work completes in 2020

L-R: Qatar Rail CEO Saad Al Muhannadi, MD Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie and Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti.
L-R: Qatar Rail CEO Saad Al Muhannadi, MD Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie and Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti.

Qatar Rail has said that it is moving towards the final phases of civil construction works of the Lusail Light Rail Transport (LRT) system during a visit to the site by the Minister of Transport, HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti.

The organisation said that all of the excavation works for the project have been completed and that 98% of structural works for its network of 10 underground stations (from a total of 37 stations) has been finished.

It has also completed bridge works at a vital bridge crossing which will take the LRT over the Al Khor highway.

The minister was accompanied on the tour by Qatar Rail's CEO, Eng. Saad Al Muhannadi, Deputy CEO Eng. Hamad Al Bishri and managing director Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie.

Al Subaie said: "To date, more than 7km of the construction of tunnels have been completed and the main civil works of seven underground stations have also been achieved.

"Work is also underway to implement the final phase of the project, which includes the rolling stock systems."

Work on the project is being carried out by QDVC - a joint venture between Lusail city's developer, Qatari Diar, and French contractor Vinci Construction.

Last month, the firm signed a $2.72bn contract for the final works phase of the LRT project. The work, which is being carried out alongside Alstom, involves the construction of 25 stations and a depot, architectural and electro-mechanical works packages and integrated project management from QDVC, while Alstom's element (worth around $1bn) involves supplying 35 trains, the tracks, power supply and the telecoms and control systems.

The Lusail LRT system will contain four lines covering a 33km-long network. It will connect to the Doha Metro Red Line north via two stations - Lusail and Lusail Marina/The Pearl.

The first of the four lines (yellow line) will begin operating in 2018 and the remaining three (green, red and purple lines) will complete in 2020.

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