Doha’s Hamad International airport will open its state-of-the-art terminal shuttle service on November 1.

The new trains will transport passengers between the South and North nodes (the latter of which opened earlier this year) of the airport in 90 seconds, compared to average walking times for the journey of nine minutes.

Passengers departing from the airport will board the shuttle at the South station behind the iconic Lamp Bear sculpture, arriving at the North station near concourses D and E.

Arriving passengers will take the opposite service to get to the transfer hall and arrivals area located near the South station.

Each train has five carriages and can carry up to 190 passengers at a time, with the shuttle travelling at seven metres per second, and designated carriages will be available “to maintain segregation between departing and arriving passengers”.

Commenting on the new service Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said:

“The continued investment in HIA, our home and hub, will ensure that it remains one of the world’s most advanced airports, a destination on its own, and meeting the growing needs of more than 30 million travellers who choose to fly across HIA.”