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Mock-up of Metro trains to be displayed soon.

Mock-ups of the Doha Metro trains are due to be showcased soon.

At the northern section of the Red Line breakthrough on 20 March, Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced that in a short while it will be showcasing a mock-up of the upcoming Doha Metro trains.

This is part of its public awareness campaign to educate people about the services that will be available on the Metro, The Peninsula reports..

"Soon, a mock-up of the trains which will run on the Metro will arrive in Doha and we are planning to put this on display to help educate the public about our exciting new services," said Dr Saad Al Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Rail.


While exact details were not shared, a mock-up train can be either a full-size or a scale model of an actual design of train coaches.

Mock-ups, while used for a variety of applications including as a teaching aid, for demonstration purposes, design evaluation, promotion, and others, are also used to obtain response from users for instructional or experimental purposes.

The world-class railway network will consist of three railway lines: Doha Metro, a rapid transit system connecting communities within Doha and its suburbs, Lusail Light Rail Transit (LLRT), a tram service for convenient travel within the new city of Lusail and the long distance passenger and freight network, intended to link Qatar to the region and all are expected to be complete by 2030.

With the completion of the first phase of the Doha Metro and Lusail Light Rail, Qatar Rail expects to offer 600,000 passenger trips per day by 2021, by which time 37 metro stations are expected to be complete, with an average journey time of two minutes between adjacent stations.

With a total length of 85km (first phase), the Doha Metro is a mostly underground (63km) rail network connecting communities within Doha and its suburbs.

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Publication:Construction Week
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Date:Mar 21, 2016
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