Support for fan use of public and shared transport
Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Public transportation

Initiative description: Facilitating fan use of the Doha Metro, Lusail Tram, buses and other sources of mass transport during the FIFA World Cup 2022™, through initiatives such as free public transport access with a FIFA World Cup 2022™ ticket and a journey planner.

Qatar’s mass public transport system will help fans travel seamlessly between stadiums, hotels and tourist attractions.

This system, which comprises the Doha Metro, tram and bus services, offers fans and tournament organisers transport options that avoid congestion, GHG emissions and noise and air pollution associated with road transportation.

The Doha Metro has 37 stations in total and all the metro stations are designed and built to meet green building certification and accessibility requirements.

The Doha Metro system is now fully operational, and was heavily used by fans during the FIFA Club World Cup 2019™ and FIFA Club World Cup 2020™ tournaments. Fans were also offered free public transportation on all match days. The system will be a valuable asset for Qatar long after the FIFA World Cup 2022™ has concluded.

The metro connects five of the eight stadiums to popular cultural, tourist and business districts. The ‘Red Line’ connects to Doha’s International Airport as well as the southern city of Al Wakrah – the location of Al Janoub Stadium. Travelling north from Doha on the Red Line connects passengers to Lusail and its tram system, which will link directly to Lusail Stadium.

The Doha Metro ‘Gold Line’ connects Doha to Stadium 974 and Khalifa Stadiums. Passengers can also access several tourist attractions and historical areas on this line, including the Qatar National Museum and Souq Waqif.

The ‘Green Line’ connects passengers to Education City and Ahmad bin Ali Stadiums. Fans used this line to get to and from these stadiums for matches during the FIFA Club World Cup 2020™. A tram line at Education City also provides easy access to Education City Stadium. The remaining stadiums - Al Bayt, Al Thumama and Al Janoub Stadiums - are serviced by buses from the nearest metro station.

The SC is also working in close coordination with national partners such as Ashghal (Qatar’s public works and infrastructure agency) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) on a joint Public Bus Infrastructure Programme to boost Qatar’s public infrastructure. This includes establishing one of the largest bus depots in the world where electricity for bus charging will be generated by solar panels. In addition to bus depots, the programme also includes Park and Ride infrastructure and services and water taxis to further enhance the public transportation system countrywide.

See the low emission vehicles and adaptable, efficient transport solutions initiatives for more information about efficient transport.