Doha: Qatar Public Bus Infrastructure Programme is moving forward quickly to accomplish the essential integration of public transportation systems.
The initiative, which intends to strengthen Qatar’s status as a leader in the use of environmentally-friendly electric vehicles, will also boost public transportation use in the coming years, according to a tweet from the Ministry of Transport.
The initiative will sustain transit operations in Qatar until 2022, as well as provide high-quality service and facilities using cutting-edge technology and requirements that represent Qatar’s superior public transportation system.
It will aid in the reduction of carbon emissions from fossil fuel vehicles and the improvement of Qatar’s general air and climate quality, according to the article.
Qatar Public Bus Infrastructure Programme intends to provide an integrated and sustainable public transportation network that comprises buses, Doha Metro, and Lusail Tram.
As part of the aim to transition to electric vehicles, Al Sudan Bus Station was also launched in November 2021, which is equipped with electric charging equipment.
The Al Sudan Bus Station is conveniently positioned near the Sudan Metro Station and Al Sadd SC, which is located to the south. The Aspire Zone, the Villagio Mall, the Torch Tower, and other surrounding sites are all located on the station’s western side. The station has 7 bus bays that can run 22 buses per hour, distributed on 4 routes with a total capacity of 1750 people per day, to reach 7 destinations, mostly metro and bus stations nearby.
Four bus terminals are being built as part of the program’s fifth package at Lusail, Al Rayyan, Al Wakra, and New Industrial Area. The new depots will have a bus care centre and charging stations for e-buses.
The Lusail bus terminal will be the first in the region to use solar energy to power its parking canopies. Together with the power station, the solar panels will provide enough energy to run the electric charging devices and the entire project to the highest standards and specifications.
The fourth component of the Qatar Public Bus Infrastructure Programme involves the construction of a ferry terminal and parking spaces (water taxi) at Lusail, Doha Port, Hamad International Airport, and The Pearl, as well as the construction of a bus terminal in the West Bay.
The first segment of the Lusail Tram began operating recently. The first phase includes the opening of six Orange Line stations, including Marina, Marina Promenade, Yacht Club, Esplanade, Energy City South, and Legtaifiya, which is a Tram and Doha Metro station merged.