Qatar Rail has taken a part in InnoTrans International Trade Fair which took place last week in Berlin, InnoTrans is considered one of the world largest transportation trade fairs With around 3000 exhibitors from all over the world. The trade fair witnessed a large visitor turnout estimated at 130 thousands from 119 countries.
The event was an ideal platform for Qatar Rail young Qatari engineers to exchange expertise & learn more about the latest technology in public transport sector. The visitors enjoyed Qatar Rail booth with Lusail Tram driving simulator experience and the VR tour on board of Doha Metro train and stations. The booth stood out with its traditional Qatari Majlis design and the unique Doha Metro stations arcs.
H.E. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar in Germany has visited the booth and commend the team efforts in representing Qatar at the international event.
On the side-lines of InnoTrans International Trade Fair, Qatar Rail Senior Management led by Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, Qatar Rail's MD and CEO held a number of high-level meetings to discuss strategic issues with its international partners including Kinki Sharyo delegation headed by the President and the Director of the Board, Thales delegation, and the french Keolis and Alstom senior delegation.
Qatar Rail is a Proud Recipient of The German Design Award
Doha Metro Train unique design bagged the "Excellent Product Design" Award
Qatar Rail Metro trains' fusion of elegant, modern and futuristic design have proven to be an award winning concept on a global platform when the design was awarded the Excellent Product Design under the Transportation category By the German Design Award.
The German Design Award aims to contribute to the overall commercial success. Prizes are only being awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the international design landscape. A company can only enter the competition for the Design Award if its product has already been awarded a national or international design prize. Doha Metro Train has won previously the coveted International Red Dot Award and the iF International Forum Design which qualified it for the nomination.
The awarding jury praised the design of the Doha Metro stating, "The design of the underground train unites a contemporary, aerodynamic shape with traditional cultural elements, which caters to the sociocultural requirements both on the exterior and in the interior, right down to the last detail"
Speaking on the occasion Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz Al Subaie, Qatar Rail's MD and CEO, said: "The award is a particular source of pride not just for Qatar Rail and our partners but is indeed a nod to the proud Qatari Heritage reflected in every element of the design. Doha Metro is an embodiment of Qatari heritage and culture combined with state-of-the-art technology. It is a true marriage of all things functional and beautiful."
The designs of the Doha Metro trains which recently received the German Design Counsle Award are an embodiment of Qatari heritage and culture combined with state-of-the-art technology. Doha Metro is one of the fastest driverless trains in the world and will be the fastest in the region; able to reach 100 km per hour. In total, 75 trains – consisting of three cars, one of which will be for Gold and Family Class and two for Standard class – will be delivered to Doha Metro: Gold will have 16 seats, family 26 seats and standard 88 seats.
Regarding the latest project updates, Qatar Rail recently announced that the progress of Doha Metro Phase 1 Program now stands at approximately 90%. Furthermore, civil works are substantially completing at all stations. It is worth noting that MEP and Architectural works are progressing at all stations.