Qatar Rail is lunched National Railway Line Phase 1 including Passenger and Fright

Qatar Rail is lunched National Railway Line Phase 1 including Passenger and Fright :Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) has lunched yesterday the first tender for the Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail project (LDP).

In June, Qatar Rail announced it would be issuing tenders for the initial stage of construction on the long-distance rail before the end of this year, with construction set to begin in 2016.

Qatar Rail has started executing its plan by lunching yesterday the first tender for tender the Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail project (LDP) related to project management consulting (PMC) services for Phase 1.

The PMC Consultant shall be responsible for all technical, program, project and construction supervision and assurance of the Contractor and the integration of the rolling stock design, installation, testing and commissioning into the Project.

The competition between the PMC companies is opened since yesterday and the submission deadline is 4 November 2015.

The long-distance passenger and freight rail transportation system in Qatar, is part of the wider GCC rail network currently under development.

When fully completed in 2030, the planned four phases of the network will cover a distance of 400 km with links to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as freight and passenger lines to Qatar’s main population and economic centres, including Ras Laffan Industrial City, Dukhan and Al Shamal.

The initial phase of development will connect Doha to the industrial and logistics hub of Mesaieed and the new Hamad Port container terminal, before continuing on to the Saudi Arabian border, with 151 km of track and infrastructure to be built. Upon completion, the railway will be able to accommodate passenger train speeds of 200 km per hour (kph) and freight speeds of 120 kph.

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