A new, ambitious waterfront city is being developed to the north of Qatar's capital city of Doha and will be one of the largest and most elaborate developments undertaken around the world. Lusail extends over 35 square kilometres of land and is destined to house approximately 200,000 people.
It will encompass not only new residential, commercial and retail opportunities, but also a full array of community facilities, complete with schools, medical facilities, entertainment and shopping centres. Qatar Rail awarded the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) to QDVC (Qatar Development Vinci Construction).
Lusail Light Rail Transit in Numbers
destined to house
of at-grade revenue double track
of at-grade non-revenue single track
of underground double track (cut and cover) sections
at-grade in various configurations
for accommodating LRT patronage
The LRT project consists of 4 lines, approximately 15 km of at-grade revenue double track and 5.5 km of at-grade non-revenue single track, 10 km of underground double track (cut and cover) sections, a district with underground storage south of the line, 25 stations at-grade in various configurations (centre platform, side platforms and split side platforms), 7 underground stations (4 at Marina District, 1 at Entertainment City, 1 at Energy City, 1 at the Qatar Petroleum District) and 1 at the Pearl (Doha) Station, 1 viaduct for accommodating LRT patronage, including satisfying passenger connections to the regional (Doha) railway with the station.
QDVC chose Concremote for optimizing concrete casting cycle times for all of the vertical segments, beams, and raft and pit constructions.