One of world's biggest metro stations takes shape at Msheireb

 03 Feb 2018 - 10:17

One of world's biggest metro stations takes shape at Msheireb

Anisha Bijukumar | The Peninsula Online

Doha: Qatar Railways Company has announced the start of a new phase of work at Musheireb metro station after the primary structural steel components for the station has been put in place, with the work beginning to cover the stone roof cladding system.

Msheireb Station is one of the world’s biggest Metro stations, where three different lines will have an interchange point through which football fans will pass as they move between stadiums in 2022.

Qatar Rail in a tweet said that with the primary structural steel components for Msheireb Station already in place, external work has generally shifted to the installation of the stone roof cladding system. 

Around 2,000 construction workers at the site are giving shape to the station on the Doha Metro network. The station will be one of 37 completed in the first phase as Qatar Rail aims at providing seamless transportation to fans for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Msheireb will be the main interchange station and will be completed as part of the three Doha Metro lines — Red, Green, and Gold — delivered in the first phase of the landmark nationwide infrastructure project. 

Situated at one end of the Gold line, Msheireb station connects passengers to all the proposed stadiums linked by Metro sites. Rapid progress is being made in the construction of the station, as Dr Markus Demmler, Senior Director, QIRP, Qatar Rail, said on a recent visit to the site by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). 

Phase one involving Doha Metro network will commence operations in 2019 and will cover a distance of 80km of which 63km will run underground. 

The Lusail Tram network will add a further 38km in phase one and will be completed in 2019.

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