A consortium of five companies has signed an agreement to build and deliver a full-automated driverless metro system in Doha.
The group consisting of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Hitachi, The Kinki Sharyo Co and Thales said it has received a letter of conditional acceptance from the Qatar Railways Company for the systems package for the metro project which is slated for completion in October 2019.
The package calls for turnkey construction of a fully automated driverless metro system. Included are 75 sets of three-car trains, platform screen doors, tracks, a railway yard, and systems for signaling, power distribution, telecommunications and tunnel ventilation.
The package is also expected to include maximum 20-year maintenance services for the metro system after its completion.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the leader of the consortium, said in a statement that it will supply the power distribution system, platform screen doors, tracks and tunnel ventilation work, and will also undertake overall project management and system integration.
Mitsubishi Corporation and Kinki Sharyo will jointly provide the railway cars while Thales will supply the advanced communications based train control (CBTC) signaling, telecommunications & security, integrated operational control centre and automatic fare collection systems… see more