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24.07.2014, 22:59

VINCI subsidiary signs contract for final phase of Lusail light rail transit (LRT) system project

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QDVC (VINCI-Qatari Diar JV) and Alstom consortium to handover light rail transit Yellow Line in 2018 and Green, Red and Purple Lines in 2020 under terms of €2 billion design and build contract. 

The contract for the final stage of Qatar's Lusail light rail transit (LRT) system has been awarded to the QDVC (VINCI-Qatari Diar Joint-Venture) and Alstom consortium that was selected for the project's initial stages in 2007 and 2011.

The new contract was signed in Paris on 23 June in a ceremony attended by President François Hollande and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.

The €2 billion design and build contract relates to the construction of 25 stations and a depot, architectural, mechanical and electrical (M&E) work, and integrated project management.

The package will include delivery of 35 trains equipped with catenary-free technology, track-laying work, and the supply of energy, telecomms and control systems.

Operation of the light rail system is scheduled to be rolled out in two phases, with the first, the Yellow Line scheduled to begin operating in 2018 and Green, Red and Purple Lines scheduled for 2020.

The city of Lusail is a new urban development with a population of 200,000 that is located to the North of Doha. The transport infrastructure for the new light rail transit system includes 7 Km of tunnels, 7 underground and 4 overground stations, and an access viaduct to the main depot.

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