Doha Metro…the preferred means of entertainment for families during Eid

Written By Mark

The network of Doha Metro and Lusail Tram stations witnessed great demand during the first day of Eid Al-Adha due to their connection to the public’s favorite entertainment destinations and for enjoying an easy and safe transportation experience with their families.
The Education City Metro Station was at the forefront of the stations that witnessed the peak of demand on the first day of “Al-Adha” due to its direct connection to the Education City Stadium, which hosted the blessed Eid Al-Adha prayer in the presence of thousands of worshipers, and which was approved by the Qatar Foundation, to be the permanent location for holding the blessed Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha prayers, taking into account Consider its strategic location, large capacity, and levels of comfort and safety it provides to worshipers and visitors.

As part of its preparations for the expected large demand on the network during Eid, “Rail” has taken many measures that contribute to ensuring the safety of all users while they are at the stations and providing them with sufficient information about how to move and reach the stations, which in turn enhances the service provided to the public during the Eid period.
In conjunction with the holiday and travel season, Qatar Rail invited the public to use the Doha Metro network to reach the airport via Hamad International Airport Station on the Red Line.
During a field tour of a number of Doha Metro stations, Al-Arab monitored the influx of passengers across its three lines, “Red, Green, and Gold,” which now provide a smooth and safe transportation experience for the country’s residents and visitors throughout the year, especially during special occasions and holidays, away from the traffic congestion that usually occurs. Which constitutes the biggest obstacles in areas that witness celebratory events characterized by large public attendance.
Al-Arab also noted the intensive efforts being made by customer service employees in the Doha Metro and Lusail Tram station network during the current period, in addition to the availability of instructions and directions inside the trains and at the stations, to guide passengers to reach their destinations easily and smoothly.
A number of Doha Metro riders told Al-Arab that the metro has become a major means of transportation for residents compared to other means of transportation, and they expressed their great satisfaction with using the metro, which allowed them to move and reach places of events and celebrations easily and in record time, especially with the ticket price that suits various segments of society.
Quality of services
Metro pioneers stressed that the large influx of citizens and residents witnessed by the stations reflects the quality of services of the metro and tram networks, and that this qualitative shift in transportation movement confirms the state’s trends in achieving development and improving the living lives of residents by providing integrated infrastructure, as movement across lines leads to… The metro and tram will reduce crowding in the streets, facilitate transportation, and preserve the environment, all of which are goals of Qatar Vision 2030.
They also pointed out their preference for the metro during this period due to the high temperatures that coincide with the summer season, which makes it the best means of transportation.

Main stations
Passenger traffic increases in densely populated areas such as the old airport, Umm Ghuwailina and New Doha, reaching its peak at the main Msheireb station, which connects the three metro lines and serves several residential, tourist and service areas, such as Msheireb City, the heart of Doha, Souq Waqif and others, Grand Hamad Street and the city centre.
The stations that are located within the Corniche area and witness the Eid celebration activities, including the stations of the National Museum, Souq Waqif, the Corniche, Al Bidda, West Bay, the Exhibition Center, and Katara, also receive large traffic.
There is also a Legtaifiya station, which allows metro users easy access to the Pearl and Lagoona Mall, in addition to a group of prominent hotels in the area, including the Ritz-Carlton, Mondrian, and Grand Hyatt. The station is also one of the two interchange stations between the metro and the Lusail Tram.
There is also the Riffa-Mall of Qatar station on the Green Line of the metro, which is directly connected to the Mall of Qatar, which is organizing festive Eid activities extending until June 22, and also Al Waab Station on the Gold Line (near Villaggio Mall).

times of work
Doha Metro and Lusail Tram services operate during the Eid Al Adha holiday within their regular hours from 5:30 am to 11:59 pm and from 5:30 am to 1 pm on Thursday of each week, and from 2 pm to 1 pm on Friday of each week.

Metrolink services
As part of its efforts to enhance the transportation experience, “Rail” provides accompanying services such as Metrolink and Metro Express, which facilitate the public’s access to the stations and are compatible with the working hours of the metro and tram and the closing times of the stations, in addition to providing “Park and Ride” parking areas around the metro stations, which is a service that allows the public Park their cars and continue their journey on the metro. You can find out about the stations where these services are available by visiting the Rail website and application.

Quantum leap
The keenness of citizens and residents to use the metro reflects the qualitative and cultural shift it has brought about in the public transportation system and the success of changing the culture and lifestyle of society by dispensing with private cars and relying on the metro network for their various transportation, especially during seasons and holidays. This was helped by good planning of the stations, which serve all regions. vitality in the country.
The Doha Metro, with its three lines (Red, Green and Gold), provides a smooth transportation experience for the residents of the State of Qatar, as well as being an ideal choice for transportation between the main destinations in the country through its 37 stations covering the city of Doha.
As for the Lusail tram, it serves the city of Lusail, which is located north of the city of Doha, and which is one of the largest sustainable real estate development projects in the State of Qatar, through an advanced tram system that connects the main and important points within the city of Lusail, extending over a distance of 19 kilometers.

“Park and Ride” parking lots
In turn, the Ministry of Transportation called on private car users to leave their vehicles in the “Park and Ride” parking lots available in the most vital areas in Qatar and to travel using the metro network and public transport buses as part of its efforts to support the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly means of transport and reduce carbon emissions resulting from the use of cars.
The Ministry explained that the “Park and Ride” parking lots are one of the main projects within the public transport bus infrastructure program in the State of Qatar and provide support for the public transport network and the operations of the Doha Metro for community users and visitors, and are located near the Doha Metro stations in 4 main locations: Al Qassar, Al Wakra. Lusail, Education City.
“Transportation” stated on its official website that the establishment of these parking lots comes within the framework of the Ministry’s keenness to provide modern, highly efficient facilities and parking spaces distributed over major and vital geographical areas in the country, which help in the use of public, modern, sustainable and environmentally friendly means of transport, which contributes to raising the level of services. Public roads and major intersections in terms of traffic flow, reducing congestion, and reducing carbon emissions resulting from car use. These parking lots aim to attract private car users to use modern transportation systems to and from various destinations in less time and cost.