Metro passengers urged to abide by preventive measures on QND: Qatar Rail

  • 10 months   ago
Qatar Rail preventive measures on Qatar National Day
Customers can benefit from the Metro’s’ journey pre-planning service through the Qatar Rail application or Doha Metro website and arrive at the station in advance of their planned departure time.

Qatar Rail (QR) is expecting to see a large turnout from the public at stations for Qatar National Day (QND) events and also for the Amir Cup Final, which is  incidentally is on the National Day. 
 
 
Therefore, QR has advised passengers to pre-plan and leave extra time for their journey and urged passengers to abide by coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions and arrive early at metro stations during QND 2020, and also for the Amir Cup Final.
 
“To avoid crowding, the customers can benefit from the metros journey pre-planning service through the Qatar Rail application or Doha Metro website and arrive at the station in advance of their planned departure time,” according to a  QR statement.
 
In light of (COVID-19) guidelines, metro services are currently running at 30% capacity to enable social distancing. In preparation for the upcoming events, public access to stations will be arranged to avoid crowding at ticket vending machines, entry gates and train platforms.
 
Additionally, QR has recommended purchasing prepaid Standard Travel cards through approved sales outlets such as Al Meera, Lulu, Carrefour, Jumbo Electronics, Family Food Centre and the "Talabat" application. Gold class cards are available through Gold Centers at all metro stations.
 
These reusable cards provide a contactless payment service and help to limit touch points during the trip. customer can also recharge their card in advance of their journey, using their respective debit or credit cards via the website (qr.com.qa) or Qatar Rail application.
 
On entering the station, customers will be required to show their "Ehteraz" health status and adhere to temperature checks. Only individuals with green health and registering temperatures below 37.8 C will be allowed to use the metro.
 
Moreover, it is mandatory for everyone to wear facemasks on entering the premises and throughout their journey. To this end, on-ground security and customer service staff will monitor compliance with all the measures closely. Any person failing to comply with the safety measures will not be permitted to enter and asked to leave.
 
Doha Metro also reminded customers to adhere to social distancing rules by following the instructional stickers located throughout the stations.

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