[#US engineering firms Parsons and Aecom have won Qatar’s QR155 million ($42.5 million) Lusail light rail construction contract.
Qatar Railways Company and property developer Qatari Diar signed the deal in New York at the Business and Investment in Qatar Forum.
The five-year project will cover 30km of track, 7km of which are underground, 24 stations (seven of which are underground), service depots and a viaduct, in Lusail City, which Qatari Diar is building north of the capital Doha.
The Lusail Light Rail Transit System is part of the Qatar Railway project which is a $40 billion integrated railway system that will cover all major areas in the country and consist of three transport modes: long distance, metro and freight, according to a report in the Gulf Times.
The Qatar Railways Company is wholly owned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Development Company#]