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Since the Qatar Rail Program was announced a lot of work has been undertaken and although the program is a few years away from operation, Qatar Rail are still able to provide you with answers to some of the questions that this exciting program is generating:

What is Qatar Rail?

Qatar Railways Company, known as Qatar Rail is the organization which will own and manage the rail network in Qatar and will be responsible for the design, construction, commissioning operation and maintenance of the entire rail network and systems.

Why is a new Rail network being built?

The Rail network is being built to provide additional transport capacity to allow for economic growth throughout Qatar.

What will Qatar Rail consist of?

  • –   Metro: 4 lines – Red, Green, Gold and Blue
  • –   Light Rail Transit: Lusail area
  • –   Long Distance: Passenger and Freight

Who will the Rail network benefit?

A key objective is to benefit the people of Qatar. Not only by improving the quality of life and the environment throughout Qatar with a new mode of transport but also by creating business opportunities by establishing key commercial operations as part of this new rail industry.

How much will Qatar Rail Program cost?

The Qatar Rail Program is a multi-billion Qatari Riyal Project.

How many companies and organizations are involved? And who are they?

The implementation of the Qatar Rail Program will be supported by a number of highly skilled local, national and international organizations.

What will be the impact on traffic within Qatar?

Environmental Impact Assessments are being undertaken in support of the overall Program. By constructing a new rail system that is convenient, attractive to use and safe, people will have a choice in how they travel and this will reduce traffic on the roads. There will be some disruption on the roads during construction, and this will be minimized wherever possible, in conjunction with other agencies and authorities.

When will the people of Qatar be able to travel on the trains?

The program is still in its early stages. The Enabling Works phase (also known as the pre-construction phase) began in September 2012. The Construction phase and eventual Opening of the Railway will also be undertaken on a phased basis, with a targeted date of 2019 for the first elements of Phase 1. Regular updates to the Delivery Program will be available on this website.

What type of jobs will be available at Qatar Rail?

Qatar Rail will be recruiting for a variety of jobs, which will be advertised directly from this website via Qatar Rail Careers.

Is Qatar Rail involved with the Governments Qatarization Initiative?

Qatar Rail is committed to develop and invest in our people. We are fully dedicated to the Government’s Qatarization initiative, with employment, training and development strategies in place to recruit and develop Qatari Nationals as part of a work culture that fosters dedication and unlocks individual potential.