Rail News

Algeria’s New Citadis Trams Enter Commercial Service

Alstom’s Citadis trams in Sidi Bel Abbes, north-west Algeria, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Transport and Public Works, Abdelghani Zaalane, in the presence of Aomar Hadbi, CEO of the EMA (Entreprise Métro d’Alger) and Henri Bussery, President of Alstom in Algeria.

Citadis Tram Algeria
© Alstom / Design and Styling

Citadis Trams

In December 2013, Alstom was awarded a contract for the supply of 30 Citadis trams. The trams are made up of seven modules, with a total length of 44 metres and the capacity for 302 passengers. Their fully low floors and 12 side doors facilitate passenger movement and make them universally accessible, notably people with reduced mobility.

Related Post:  Mumbai Metro to Get Alstom CBTC Signalling System

The tram is equipped with air conditioning, surveillance cameras, space for buggies and wheelchairs, LED lights and latest-generation screens for broadcasting video content. Its golden yellow livery represents the colours of the wheat fields, a symbol of the region. The tram sets were assembled by Cital – Alstom’s local joint venture – at its manufacturing site in Annaba.

The tram has also been identified as one of the greenest urban transport modes due to its low environmental impact when in operation.

Henri Bussery, President of Alstom in Algeria, said:

“With Sidi Bel Abbes, we are pursuing our partnership with Algeria to provide its inhabitants with the most environmentally friendly, comfortable transport system in existence: the tram. To date, the cities of Algeria have ordered 128 Citadis tram units to meet the mobility needs of passengers”

Alstom’s Presence in Algeria

Alstom, which has already delivered 98 Citadis trams to the cities of Algiers, Constantine and Oran, is currently working with Cital to finalise the delivery of Citadis trams for the cities of Ouargla, Mostaganem, Sétif and Constantine for its second line.

Related Post:  Alstom Wins Another Contract for Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Modernisation

Alstom is present in Algeria with more than 300 employees. In July 2015, the company was awarded a contract by the SNTF for the supply of 17 Coradia Polyvalent intercity trains.

Original article © Alstom.

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION, NEWS, IMAGES, VIDEOS AND ARTICLES ON ALL ASPECTS OF ROLLING STOCK, PLEASE CLICK HERE

News categories

21 Jan 2019
MI 2N Refurbishment Contract for RER Line A Goes to CAF
16 Jan 2019
Renfe Awards 3 Rolling Stock Maintenance Contracts to Alstom
15 Jan 2019
Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent Train Takes First Trip in Senegal
15 Jan 2019
Alstom Fits 500th Siemens Vectron Locomotive with ETCS Level 2
14 Jan 2019
13 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Weeks 1 and 2
10 Jan 2019
Skånetrafiken Receives Final 30 Coradia Nordic Regional Trains from Alstom
07 Jan 2019
Alstom and Eversholt Rail Reveal New Hydrogen Train Design for the UK
02 Jan 2019
Alstom Wins Another Contract for Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Modernisation
Subscribe to Railway-News
Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).