First set of trains for Lusail tramway leaves France for Qatar

Alstom just shipped the first trainset for Lusail tramway from its plant in La Rochelle. The convoy will join the Barcelona harbour in order to be shipped to Doha.

In 2014, Alstom, as part of LRTC consortium with QDVC, was awarded a contract by Qatar Railways Company to supply a turnkey tramway system for a 4-line tram network in Lusail.

The 4-line network will cross the city of Lusail covering a distance of 22km, including 10km underground and 28 stations. The arrival of this first train is expected in March 2018.

“Thanks to all Alstom employees involved in the Lusail tramway project, we have managed to achieve this great milestone. We are very proud to work on this project for our customer in Qatar. Alstom is a long-term partner of the Qatari mobility market development,” said Didier Pfleger, Senior Vice President, for Middle-East and Africa at Alstom.

Lusail tramway is composed of five cars per single unit, with each 33-meter long car to carry over 207 passengers. Each tramway features two classes: common and family class. The cars will be fully low floor to enable easier access for all passengers.

Lusail tramway will offer passengers a high level of comfort. It will include passenger information and security systems both at station level and on-board. The tramways are eco-friendly, and equipped with a full electrical braking system and LED lighting.

Source: The Peninsula