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Education City People Mover System in Doha: environmentally friendly transportation

Education City in the western outskirts of Doha, Qatar is a new, 14 km² district with different educational institutions. Once all facilities have been completed, the entire campus will be car-free. The institutes will be connected by a battery operated, 11.5 km long streetcar system with 26 stations.

About 1,300 students are enrolled at the six western universities of Education City. In addition to the universities, the district also accommodates several educational facilities for children and adolescents as well as research institutes.

19 trains for 3,300 passengers per hour

The People Mover System will transport 3,300 passengers per hour in each direction using a total of 19 trains. A 915 m long viaduct that accommodates two parallel lanes and two stations is also part of the new route. The tracks run at a height of approx. 7.5 m above ground level. The viaduct consists of a total of 10 elevated structures with two to five spans. The longest elevated structures are 125 m long and consist of five 25 m spans.

90 strand tendons with stressing anchorages and fixed anchorages were used for post-tensioning the viaduct. The tendons were up to 125 m long. Furthermore, 680 unbonded, 2.20 m long bar tendons and 680 rock anchors with double corrosion protection were used. These systems served to anchor the steel structures at the tram stops.

DSI Middle East W.L.L. was responsible for installing, stressing and grouting the post-tensioning tendons.

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