Alstom to extend Algeria's Constantine Tramway

Posted on July 30, 2015

Photo: ©Alstom Transport/ CAPA- K. Mohamed
Photo: ©Alstom Transport/ CAPA- K. Mohamed

Alstom, together with its three consortium partners1, will extend the Constantine areaTramway by 6 miles. Alstom’s share of the contract, awarded by EMA (Entreprise Metro d’Alger, Algeria’s public transport operator), amounts to around $87 million. The completion of the extension is scheduled for 3 years from now.

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

The extension will link the existing station of Zouaghi with the new city of Ali Mendjeli and
with the Mohamed Boudiaf airport. Since its inauguration in July 2013, the tramway has
already carried more than 7.2 million passengers. Its extension towards the new city, which
is densely inhabited, will further increase this ridership.

The extended line, which will span 11 miles in total once work is completed, will be
equipped with the first Citadis trams manufactured at the Annaba site (in the north-east of
Algeria) by Cital, Alstom’s local joint-venture, formed with Ferrovial and EMA in 2010.
Through Cital, which counts 200 employees, Alstom is well placed to meet the growing
need for tramway systems across the country and to support the development of Algerian

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

Alstom has operated in Algeria for more than 60 years and supports the country in its
ambitious project for the development and enhancement of its railway infrastructure.

Alstom has already supplied integrated tramway systems for Algiers, Oran and Constantine
and is supplying infrastructure for the tramways of Ouargla, Mostagamen and Setif.

1 With Corsan, Corviam and Cosider ALSTOM Communication

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