Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) announced that it received the first Lusail tram at Hamad Port Monday morning.

Following its departure from Alstom factory in the French city of La Rochelle for Barcelona, the Citadis tram arrived in Doha on schedule after 18 days, Qatar Rail said in a statement.

Once offloaded at Hamad Port, the tram will be taken to its final destination - the main depot - where it will be assembled and tested, as the company gears up for the operational phase of the project. The tram will undergo a number of technical tests to ensure that the highest safety standards are met, Qatar Rail has stressed.

Earlier this year, the Lusail Tram underwent a Factory Acceptance Test at the Alstom factory in France, which ended successfully in the presence of HE the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and a number of senior representatives of Qatar Rail.

Source: Government of Qatar