Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced that Doha Metro stations located in the Corniche area received 680,000 passengers during the temporary road closure between 26th November and 4th December.
Doha Metro stations located in the Corniche area, including the National Museum, Souq Waqif, Corniche, Al Bidda, West Bay, DECC and Ras Bu Abboud witnessed a large turnout of passengers.
Al Bidda station, which is located within walking distance of the 11th Qatar International Food Festival, and is held in Al Bidda Park, witnessed an exceptional turnout from the public, who went to attend the festival held in conjunction with the 2021 Arab Cup.
At the same time, the metrolink and metroexpress services continued to transport passengers throughout the Corniche area. The two services provided alternative routes during the closure period, which helped transport the public around the Corniche area, allowing them to reach their destinations easily.
This confirms the integral role of the Doha Metro in enhancing the public transport system, providing an effective alternative means of transportation and facilitation of the movement of individuals. In addition, Doha Metro aids the free flow of traffic, avoiding congestion, especially during temporary road closures.