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Alstom to Extend the Constantine Tramway

Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport
Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport

Alstom have been contracted to extend the Constantine area Tramway. The extension will add 10 kilometres. Alstom and its three consortium partners, were awarded the contract by EMA (Entreprise Metro dAlger, Algerias public transport operator). Alstom’s share in the project is worth 80 million and completion of the extension is due to be completed in 3 years.

Alstom Extending Constantine Line

As part of the project, Alstom will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.

The extension will be from the existing Zouaghi station and will link to the new city of Ali Mendjeli and with the Mohamed Boudiaf airport. The line was opened back in 2013 and since then has carried 7.2 million passengers. This extension work will increase the ridership.

Once the work on the line is completed, the first Alstom Citadis trams manufactured at the Annaba site will run on the line.

“By placing this new order, EMA confirms once again its confidence in Alstoms integrated tramway solutions. Alstom is proud to participate in the development of Constantines public transport network through a mode that is sustainable, fluid, comfortable and accessible to all passengers, said Gian-Luca Erbacci, Senior Vice President of Alstom Transport Middle East and Africa.

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