Qatar: 100km of Doha Metro tunnelling now complete
The 100km milestone means 90% of tunnelling has now been completed, with 11km more required to complete all under sections of the Doha Metro project
Qatar Rail has announced the completion of 100km of tunnelling across the Doha Metro project.
The milestone means 90% of tunnelling has now been completed, with 11km more required to complete all under sections of the landmark project.
The 100th kilometre was crossed by a tunnel boring maching (TBM) on the southern section of the Red Line.
The overall completion of Doha Metro now stands at 41%.
Saad Al Muhannadi, CEO, Qatar Rail and Samuel Adair McChesney, project director for the Gold Line - along with senior management and members of the Qatar Rail team were present at Al Waab Station on the Gold Line to mark the completion of the 100km of tunnelling.
Saad Al Muhannadi, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the completion of tunnelling on the Gold Line which was achieved through nearly 27 million safe man-hours.
"While we strive to deliver our project on time and to schedule, we always aim to do so with the highest levels of occupational health and safety, to help safeguard our employees, partners and the wider public.
Qatar Rail is hoping, by the end of 2016, to move from construction into systems installation as track, power supply and signalling starts to be installed.
The first phase of the Doha Meto project is expected to be complete in 2020.
And by 2030, all three networks - Doha Metro, Lusail Tram and the long-distance rail (linking Qatar with the GCC Rail Network) - are expected to be complete.