Qatar’s First Catenary Tram Enters Commercial Service

Qatar’s first catenary-free tram has entered commercial service.

The tramway is also the first Alstom has delivered in the country. The network is 28km with 7km under ground, making it the largest tram system in the Gulf.

Lusail tramway, QatarLusail tramway, Qatar

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The tramway will serve Lusail, a new city to the north of Doha. There are 25 stations in Lusail and the system also connects to the Doha Metro.

There are 28 Citadis X05 vehicles operating on this tram network. These fully low-floor vehicles, each measuring 32m in length, have a capacity of 209 passengers.

Alstom won the contract to supply a turnkey tramway system that was catenary-free above ground in 2014 as part of the LRTC Consortium along with QDVC.