National Railway System
National Railway Operator
Established in 2011, Qatar Rail is responsible for the country’s rail network, which at present consists of the Doha Metro and the Lusail Tram, and also the future Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail project.
World Rail Atlas - The Middle East and Caucasus by Neil Robinson.
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Rule of the road
Metro and light rail systems
- Doha Metro: three lines, with an overall length of 76 km, and 37 stations.
- Education City Tram; A 12 km light rail network west of Doha. The 6 km of the first two phases had opened by 17 November 2021.
- Lusail Tram: a 39 km light rail network north of Doha. The first phase, a 6 station, 6 km section of the Orange Line, opened on 1 January 2022.
See UrbanRail for basic Doha system diagrams.
- The Msheireb Tram, in downtown Doha, operates on a closed circuit 2 km loop with 9 stops. It opened on 30 December 2019, is owned by the Qatar Foundation and is free to use. See Tram Guide.
Recent and Future Changes
The Education City Tram, Green Line, opened on 31 July 2023, completing the 12 km network.
Obscure and Sparse Passenger Services