According to Qatar Rail, since the 1st of September 2020 Doha Metro now offers their full service again, but at a capacity of 30% of the maximum.
This means that all stations are open, and all locations can be reached on the Metro. Also Legtafiya station is now open and added to the network! The opening times are much like before:
Saturday to Wednesday 6am to 23pm,
Thursday from 6 am to midnight,
Fridays from 2pm to midnight.
The trains will still run on a frequency of every 5 minutes throughout the network, but the seating capacity inside the trains has been reduced.
When you enter the Doha Metro station, you are required to have your temperature checked, and your etheraz green status needs to be shown. Of course wearing a face mask is mandatory in all trains and stations.
Doha Metro has installed hand sanitising units near travel card vending machines and at many other places on the platforms.
Inside the trains there are warnings in place to avoid the risk of overcrowding.
Housekeeping staff has been hired to ensure an enhanced cleaning regime to keep everyone safe in the stations and on the trains.
The Single used Paper Travel Cards that were available before, are now no longer sold, and you will have to buy a reusable travel card to go onto the Metro, which can be topped up also online using a debit or credit card.
As an added bonus, Doha Metro is working to go live with a Free Wi-fi service in all trains and stations. Passengers will be able to login with their data and can then enjoy 30 minutes free Internet per day. If you require a faster connection or more time online, you can purchase an internet subscription using one of the Metro Wi-fi screens.
And that is all the latest on the Doha Metro, after Corona. If you have any specific questions about the Doha Metro opening now Corona restrictions are lifted, please post them here below in a comment, and I will get back to you.
Of course for any of the official guidance, please have a look at Doha Metro and Qatar Rail’s official media channels.
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