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Algerias Socit Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) and Alstom Transport have signed an agreement to supply 17 Coradia Polyvalent inter-city trains. The contract is worth 200 million and the first train will be delivered in January 2016.
This agreement is part of SNTF’s programme to modernise and extend its network. The Coradia Polyvalent trains will be used to link destinations such as Oran, Annaba, Constantine and Bchar.
Gian-Luca Erbacci, Serior Vice President of Alstom Transport in the Middle East and Africa, said: “We are delighted that SNTF has placed its confidence in Alstom. Already adopted by SNCF and the French regions since 2009, Coradia Polyvalent is the ideal choice to meet Algeria’s transport needs.Algerian passengers can be sure that they are travelling on trains with the latest technical innovations, combining comfort, performance and protection of the environment,”
The Coradia Polyvalent destined for Algeria are dual-mode trains (diesel and electric, 25kV) that can travel at 160 km/h. Measuring 110 meters, the trains include six carriages and provides capacity for 265 passengers.
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