Rail News

First Coradia Polyvalent Train for Algeria Enters Commercial Service

Mr. Abdelghani Zalene, Algeria’s Minister of Public Works and Transport, today celebrated the commercial entry into service of the first Coradia Polyvalent train for Algeria, as well as the opening of a mainline station that will be used by the new trains.

The event was attended by Yacine Bendjaballah, Managing Director of the SNTF and Didier Pfleger, Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa at Alstom.

Coradia Polyvalent Train for Algeria
Alstom and the SNTF celebrate the commercial entry into service of Coradia Polyvalent for Algeria. Photo Credit: Alstom

Coradia Polyvalent Train for Algeria

Algeria’s SNTF (Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires d’Algérie) awarded a contract to Alstom on 29 July 2015 for the delivery of 17 Coradia Polyvalent trains. After the successful completion of static tests at Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen and dynamic tests at the Vélim railway test centre in the Czech Republic on 28 January 2018, the first train was received at the port of Algiers in the presence of Mr. Salim Djala, the representative of the Minister of Public Works and Transport and Mr. Bendjaballah, Managing Director of the SNTF. The train then successfully underwent a new series of static and dynamic tests on the SNTF rail network in preparation for the commercial entry into service of the line.

Related Post:  Israel Railways Trains to Get Alstom ETCS Level 2 Atlas Solution

Deliveries of the following trains will be made over the course of the year 2018. These trains will serve Algeria’s major cities and are designed and manufactured at the Alstom site in Reichshoffen, France.

Meeting the Requirements of the SNTF and its Passengers

The train is Alstom’s first Coradia in Africa. Several innovations have been made to Coradia Polyvalent for Algeria, placing the passenger at the heart of its design. The train provides optimal brightness and is adapted to the country’s climatic conditions (sand, high temperatures) and equipped with a very efficient air conditioning system. Coradia Polyvalent’s fully low floor facilitates access and circulation on board the train. It also comprises tried and tested equipment and powerful motorisation resulting from established, reliable technology that guarantees the availability of the trains.

Related Post:  Morocco High-Speed Rail Line Between Tangiers and Kenitra Opens

Didier Pfleger commented:

“The first Coradia Polyvalent train for Algeria enters commercial service today. This is, for us, a confirmation of the trust of our customer and of our partners in Algeria. Our ambition is to perpetuate this partnership and contribute to the development of the railway sector in Algeria”

 

Alstom’s Coradia range of trains benefits from 30 years of experience, with more than 4 billion kilometres covered by 3,000 trains.

Original press release © Alstom.

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

News categories

    21 Feb 2019
    Alstom Pledges Universal Accessibility in Transport
    18 Feb 2019
    10 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 7
    14 Feb 2019
    MP14 Rolling Stock for Line 14 of the Paris Metro Begins Dynamic Testing
    11 Feb 2019
    12 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 6
    07 Feb 2019
    European Commission Says No to Alstom-Siemens Mobility Merger
    04 Feb 2019
    11 Must-Read Rail News Stories – Industry Insider for Week 5
    31 Jan 2019
    Alstom and Ajman University (UAE) Sign Memorandum of Understanding
    28 Jan 2019
    Siemens-Alstom Merger Update Following Remedy Proposal to the European Commission
    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).