Qatar opens first metro line

thejakartapost.com

Qatar on Wednesday opened its first metro line as the gas-rich Gulf state bolsters its infrastructure ahead of hosting the football World Cup in 2022.


The new 40-kilometre (25 mile) "Red Line" links the Al-Wakrah and Lusail arenas being built for the event and will eventually run from the international airport to central Doha.


It is the first of three lines set to open by 2020 ahead of the kick-off of the showcase football tournament.


"I never thought we would get to see a metro in Doha in my lifetime," Qatari retiree Khaled al-Badr said proudly as he took his first ride.

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Posted: 9 May 2019 23:04:47

  
  

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