Doha Metro wins prestigious CIHT award

Qatar Rail and its state-of-the art project, The Doha Metro, won CIHT (The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation) International Award 2020.

Carefully chosen out of 5 shortlisted project and companies, the Doha Metro, has proven its importance on the local communities.

Phase 1 of the project included 3 lines with 37 stations: the Red Line, also known as the Coast Line; the Green Line, called the Education Line; and Gold (Historic) Line. The future phases, planned for the completion in 2026, include the additional Blue line and the extension of the existing ones, increasing the number of stations to 60.

Mostly underground, the Doha Metro has already proven its positive impact on Doha and the surroundings: decreased traffic and car pollution, shortened commute times and affordability of travel.

But it is not only the practicality of the project that matters – the Doha Metro was designed with Qatari culture in mind. The stations are located adjacent to the most important landmarks, and they blend into the local culture. The heritage of the Arabic culture and Bedouin tents has been carried out through the design of shapes and art, making the journey the most enjoyable and comfortable.

Egis in JV with Louis Berger/WSP provided PMC services for Phase 1 of Doha Metro. Egis’ involvement in the project continues with the Assets Inspection assignment with the operator.