This Project consists of building the elevated section of the RLS line in the Qatari capital. It is a continuation of the Underground RLS, to the east of the city and parallel to the coast. The 6.97 km stretch of metro line has three elevated stations (Barwa Village, Al Wakra and Qatar Economic Zone), and mainly runs above-ground over the Al Wakra Main Road median strip, with 220 metres at ground level.
The Qatar Economic Zone is an elevated station after crossing the F-Ring. It will later be connected to the Doha Expressway Project by means of approximately 180 linear metres. These will have pedestrian access from Al Wakra Main Road.
Barwa Village Station is located at the intersection with the branch line that leads to the Depot. It has two levels with side platforms (one elevated and another on ground level) with pedestrian tunnels on both sides of the street around 350 m long. The approximate length of the station is 230 m.
Al Wakra North Station is an elevated station with a 120 m platform. It will have two side entrances to both sides of Al Wakra Road. The station is located over the underground highway of the same name, which will be buried underneath.
The main construction system used includes span by span pre-cast segments placed using two launching gantries. The viaduct pillars are 15 m high on average and have a variable square cross-section.
Agustín de Betancourt award (2019)
The best international project: Doha Metro
Red line Doha metro (Qatar). Best subway in the world 2018
by ENR Global Bests Projects (2019)
The construction of the Doha Metro involves connecting the population within the city and with its closest periphery. The role of urban and social connection that the project has is key. It is an integrating element in three areas: social, urban and territorial.
In addition, it is a backbone of the country, not only for Doha but also for the celebration of the soccer world cup, since some of its facilities will serve to access the sports complexes, accompanied by an iconic and representative design of the country's culture.
- The section executed by FCC, within the Red Line, has constituted one of the sections with the greatest progress in execution compared to the totality of sections that various international construction companies have developed.