ALSTOM: 225 mln project – first tramway Algiers
Saint Ouen Cedex, France – The operator Entreprise du Métro d’Alger (EMA) has just announced that it has chosen an international consortium led by ALSTOM Transport to supply a turnkey system for the first tramway line of the Algerian capital. The total value of this project is 225 million euros. Options may be added.
This project is part of the Algerian Government’s development programme to meet the increasing demand for public transport and reduce traffic congestion in the Algerian capital. Algiers’ first tramway line, which will link the city centre to the Eastern part of the capital, will be 16.3 km long with 30 stations.
It was designed to transport 150,000 passengers daily. The first trainsets will enter into service 30 months after the contract takes effect.
As a supplier of global solutions, ALSTOM will provide a turnkey system comprising the rolling stock, the tracks, the power supply system, the traction electrification, the signalling system and control equipment, part of the civil works and a workshop. ALSTOM has long experience in this field with references including the Barcelona tram and the KTX high-speed train for Korea.
Since the development of the first CITADIS in 1996, ALSTOM has sold 778 CITADIS cars to more than 20 cities around the world including Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Madrid, Rotterdam, Dublin, Melbourne, Tenerife and Tunis.