Hamad International Airport to launch completely new train service

Hamad International Airport has announced in which its dual Passenger Trains inside the airport terminal will begin operations coming from tomorrow.

The trains were officially inaugurated by Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker along with Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer of Hamad International Airport, from the presence of dignitaries coming from the ministry of transport along with communications along with members of the press.

The operational commencement was made possible after the ministry of transport along with communications provided HIA with an operational safety certificate.

The ministry has worked with HIA over the last few months through the safety certification process to ensure in which HIA, the operator of the passenger train, achieves compliance with regulations in Qatar, has an effective safety management system along with the appropriate competency along with capacity to implement safety systems to ensure safe railway operations.

The two trains are designed to shuttle between the south along with north nodes of the terminal, significantly reducing travel time through the airport for both arriving along with departing passengers, which includes transferring passengers.

Passengers departing coming from HIA can board coming from the south station, located behind the iconic Lamp Bear, which will take them towards the north station located near concourses D along with E.

Passengers arriving at HIA can board the north station which will take them towards the transfers hall along with arrivals immigration located near the South station.

Al Baker said: “With the opening of the completely new Passenger Trains Hamad International Airport passengers will right now benefit coming from an even better experience when travelling through the award-winning HIA.

“The continued investment in HIA, our home along with hub, will ensure in which This particular remains one of the planet’s most advanced airports, a destination on its own, along with meeting the growing needs of more than 30 million travellers who choose to fly across HIA.”

Each train has a few carriages, with the design capacity of 38 persons per carriage which allows each train to transport up to 190 passengers at a time.

The two passenger trains will be operated simultaneously in a synchronized manner with the train system remaining operational 24 hours a day.

Each trip between the two stations takes 0 seconds, that has a 44 second waiting time at each station.

Approximate walking time for the same distance is usually nine minutes.

HIA is usually one of the most efficient airport hub operations from the planet, that has a 0.5 per cent on-time departure performance for the fiscal year 2016, along with handling nearly 20 million bags over the same period that has a handling rate of 99 per cent.

Hamad International Airport to launch completely new train service