Works are ongoing with full pace in the design and build contract “Gold Line Underground” which was signed with Qatar Rail on April 23, 2014.
The first of six Herrenknecht Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM 1) that will excavate one of the tunnels of the project, has been launched successfully as planned, with a ceremony held at the Airport City North Station on February 22, 2015. “Sharq” name was given to TBM 1.
Sharq will start excavation at the Airport City North Station, and follow a course through National Museum/Al Sharq and Doha Souq Station, reaching to the Msheireb Station about 4 km ahead. Once the tunnel excavation is completed, it will be dismantled and removed from the tunnel through the previous station to the surface.