A delegation from the Shura (Advisory) Council paid a visit to the Doha Metro project to review the project's progress, as well as Qatar Rail's major achievements. The delegation was headed by HE the Advisory Council Speaker Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.
The tour started with a visit to the Economic Zone Station, then the delegation went on board the Doha Metro for a short ride to Ras Bu Fontas Station. Afterwards the delegation visited the Doha Metro Depot located in Ras Bu Fontas area and the main controls center of the Doha Metro network to observe the control, surveillance and central operation systems.
For his part, Eng. Abdulla Al Subaie, Managing Director & CEO of Qatar Rail said: "We are pleased to receive the members of the Shura Council at the Doha Metro stations to observe the tremendous progress the project has reached thus far. We went a long way in the implementation of the railways project as we now continue the testing of the trains. By the end of the year, we expect most of the construction work of the stations to be complete which puts us on the verge of a very important phase, the operational one. This phase requires thorough preparations and extensive efforts to achieve the goal we have been working for, that is the provision of a world-class transport system for the people of Qatar."
The Economic Zone station is located at the intersection of Sixth Ring Road and Al Wakra Road and can accommodate 15,000 passengers per hour. The station will serve as the main hub of the Qatar Economic Zone in Ras Abu Fantaas due to its situation close to Hamad International Airport.
The architectural design of the Economic Zone station is characterized by a combination of Qatari traditional models and modern and contemporary architectural motifs, in addition to being safe, sustainable, practical and modern. Passengers will enjoy the beauty of the design in terms of spacious interior spaces, natural lighting and smooth passenger flows, which will give the user a positive and distinctive experience.