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Doha Metro Phase 1 Station Area Planning

New stations and rapid transit system prepare Qatar for a starring role on the world stage.
  • Rendering of one of two stations designed for the downtown West Bay area includes a pedestrian overpass - Gannett Fleming.

    One of two stations designed for the downtown West Bay area includes a pedestrian overpass.

  • Rendering of stations that will serve attractions throughout the city, including the new Qatar National Museum - Gannett Fleming.

    Stations will serve attractions throughout the city, including the new Qatar National Museum.

  • Rendering of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre Station features a community plaza.

    The Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre Station features a community plaza.

  • Rendering of the Corniche Station will provide access to a popular waterfront promenade and nearby parks - Gannett Fleming.

    The Corniche Station will provide access to a popular waterfront promenade and nearby parks.

  • Rendering of the Al Doda Al Jadeda Station that was designed to complement the historic neighborhood - Gannett Fleming.

    In old Doha, the Al Doda Al Jadeda Station was designed to complement the historic neighborhood.

Client
Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar

Location
Doha, Qatar

Our Role
Master Planning, Design.

Data
Size
35 rail stations
Completed
In progress
Type
New Construction
Outcomes
  • Convenient access to the Doha Metro for communities across the city
  • Connections to multimodal transportation facilities enable easy travel
  • Transit support for visitor influx during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond

Gannett Fleming worked with the State of Qatar to develop site master plans and designs for 35 Doha Metro stations as part of the ambitious Doha Metro project. Currently under construction, the Doha Metro is a rapid transit system in Qatar’s capital city that will eventually consist of four rail lines and 100 stations. Three of the lines and 35 stations will be completed during the project’s first phase, in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Qatar is hosting.

The overall design of each station features smart technology to manage lighting, security, irrigation, and traveler information. The stations will serve as community landmarks, facilitating convenient connections between neighborhoods and attractions throughout the city. Featuring curving exteriors that resemble traditional Bedouin tents, they are a high-profile part of the country’s World Cup preparations. The event is expected to bring more than a million visitors from across the globe to Qatar.

What We Did

The project involved integrating each station, including entrances and exits, with complementary multimodal transportation facilities to provide a seamless transfer experience for metro passengers. Our firm’s project team included experts in transportation planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering. Its work achieved the overarching goal of ensuring that the stations provide passengers with a safe, intuitive, and comfortable travel experience.

Key elements of the designs, which are critical to developing the wayfinding routes around the stations, include soft- and hardscape landscape schemes, effective lighting design, and efficient connections with heavy rail, bus lines, vehicular traffic, and pedestrian routes. To enhance passenger convenience, the stations will feature digital displays of information about the metro system and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Key Features

  • Smart technology controls landscape irrigation, security, lighting, and information systems.
  • Stations integrate within the context of their unique environments while showcasing traditional artistic motifs.
  • Digital information displays provide traveler guidance and assistance with wayfinding.

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