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Qatar Rail delays plans for new line in West Bay

Qatar Railways Co has postponed plans for a $3bn underground rail line after designs showed the project would run over-budget, Zawya Dow Jones has reported. The operator of the planned QR130bn rail network, in early September decided to rethink the design of the West Bay Automatic People Mover due to cost and the complexity of building an 11km, underground rail line through the heart of Doha's new financial district. All tenders on the West Bay project have been cancelled until Qatar Rail concludes a feasibility study into its options.