Qatar: Lusail Bus Station set to serve World Cup venues and transport fans

GT: The newly built Lusail Bus Station will significantly support fans’ transportation during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) has stressed.
The facility is ready to operate 40 buses every hour, and is equipped with the necessary electric charging equipment for optimal operations, according to the MoT, which released an infographic Sunday explaining the highlights of the bus station.

Located alongside Lusail QNB Metro station on Al Khor Coastal Road, the bus station provides easy access to key landmarks and nearby facilities.

It will provide fan transportation services to and from Lusail and Al Bayt stadiums during the tournaments and connect them to other public transit modes.

Fans stand to benefit greatly as the station is connected to public transportation modes such as Doha Metro, metrolink services, Lusail Tram, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service and the Park & Ride facility.

The MoT explained that the station is equipped with electric charging equipment in order to secure necessary charging during operations in the context of achieving sustainable transportation in the country in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 goals.

Spread over an area of 39,708sqm, the station has nine bus parking areas with nine lanes that can accommodate 10,000 passengers a day, the ministry said, stressing that the facility is ready with an operational capacity of 40 buses an hour.

The bus station has a ticketing counter and a passengers’ waiting area, along with administrative offices, a mosque and commercial facilities.

Lusail Bus Station is one of the eight stations that are being set up in the country within the Public Bus Infrastructure Programme, implemented by the Ministry of Transport in co-ordination with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).

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