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    Qatar Rail awards QR151.6 million Lusail LRT contract

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    A joint venture led by US-based Hill International said it has received a multimillion-dollar project management contract to work on the delayed Lusail light-rail project for the next four years.

    Tunneling work on the tram-based system was completed in 2013. Qatar Rail previously said the rail network – which will include a connection with the Doha Metro that will allow passengers to transfer between the two lines – would start operating next year, but has more recently refrained from discussing a new launch date. Ridership forecast documents suggest it’s expected to start operating in 2019-20.

    Peter Kovessy
    Peter Kovessy is a reporter with Doha News. Prior to moving to Qatar in 2013, he was the editor of the Ottawa Business Journal in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.

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