Billion dollar tram network to be built in Lusail, Qatar

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 Rail specialist Alstom has signed a contract to provide a tram system for the Qatari city of Lusail.

The four-line network – costing an estimated $1bn, will cross the city covering a distance of 33 km. Seven kilometres will be underground and the network will feature 37 stations.

The system – which will feature 32m long Citadis trams, is expected to enter commercial service from 2018.

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Alstom will provide expertise in the fields of design, manufacturing, commissioning and servicing of rolling stock, power supply equipment, signalling and trackworks.

“This new order in the Middle-East demonstrates the success of our global strategy and the strong links we have with the region,” said Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Transport president.

The city of Lusail, located to the north of Doha, is the first city to launch a tramway system in Qatar

More than 1,800 Citadis trams  have been sold to more than 40 cities in the world and are in operation since 2000.

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