And if you didn’t go to Qatar, but you know someone who did, I dare you to ask them this question in English “Where is the Metro?”, it will surely make you rewind your mind and take you back to Doha.
Since the intention of these friends was to take us precisely to the most impressive transport service in Qatar, let’s talk a little about that luxurious and fast epicenter of emotions -which this morning looked empty, waiting for the Grand Final in Lusail-.
The Qataris are especially proud of their underground, which is considered the most intelligent in the world; it even has no drivers.
Surely you have already seen photos and videos of how the party was lived in these wagons.
Shiny floors, first-class seats, neatness and great space are just some of the characteristics of this steel monster that crossed the cities of Doha, passing even under the desert, at 100 kilometers per hour.
To the Mexican
All of this would be impossible to imagine without the brain of its designer: a Mexican named Daniel Rodríguez Escobar, industrial engineer, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana, who has created trains for cities such as Dubai, Hiroshima, Los Angeles and Cairo.
Rodríguez Escobar had to take a plane to Doha in September 2013. The World Cup seemed far away, even impossible. “When I arrived in Doha, there was only the Cornice and West Bay, everything else did not exist, it was a desert… a country the size of Jamaica or almost the State of Querétaro”, recalls Daniel.
The mission was to get to know the mystical country, in order to compete to win the construction project.
The Mexican, who works for the Japanese company Kinkisharyo, had to envision a Metro that was useful, extremely modern, but that respected Arab culture and also showed the imposing luxury of the then city under construction.
The work of the Mexican was to convince the then Emir and completely fill the eye of the Qatar Rail company, which are extremely meticulous with every detail. Our countryman devised an architecture inspired by geometric patterns so that the windows were unique.