Metro Red Line South now opens during weekends starting today (27 Sep 2019)
Many expats will be happy to learn that one of their much-anticipated desire to travel on the metro during weekends has now been fulfilled.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has announced that the Doha Metro Red Line South will now be open for the public during weekends as of Friday (September 27). But only on this Friday, September 27, the public can use the line only from 14:00 to 03:00.
After Friday, September 27, the public can use the line regularly from Saturday through Thursday from 06:00 to 23:00 and on Fridays from 14:00 to 23:00.
Doha Metro Red Line South Timings (From 28 Sep 2019)
- Saturday – Thursday: 06:00 to 23:00
- Friday: 14:00 to 23:00
Metrolink and Metroexpress services will be available during these timings.
The Doha Metro Red Line South which is under initial test operation extends from Al Qassar to Al Wakra.
The initial operation includes 13 out of 18 Red Line stations: Al Qassar, DECC, QIC West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda (Interchange Station), Msheireb (Interchange Station), Al Doha Al Jadeda, Umm Ghawalina, Al Matar Al Qadeem, Oqba Ibn Nafie, Free Zone, Ras Bu Fontas and Al Wakra.
Operations on Doha Metro’s Red Line South were launched on May 8 and the service was met with an excellent response right from Day 1.
A total of 86,487 passengers travelled on the Doha Metro on the first two days of its launch, and the service has since emerged as a favoured mode of travel for many people in Qatar.
There are two “first and last mile services” available for Doha Metro passengers looking to travel to and from the stations – Metrolink and, for those in the West Bay area, Metroexpress. Also, people can use Karwa Taxi to reach Metro stations at discounted rates.
The Metrolink feeder bus service, being operated in association with Mowasalat, provides transportation to commuters around a specific area to and from the stations. They halt only at designated stops as a safety measure.
Metroexpress offers “convenient, stress-free, shared travel” services, currently covering the West Bay area.\
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