With a total length of 10.3 kilometers, it connects Zouaghi station to Constantine 2 Abdelhamid Mehri University and the new city of Ali Mendjeli, in 26 minutes. Today, this new line makes it possible to strengthen the urban network for the benefit of the citizen, who can now travel from the old to the new city
Alstom, a French company, in consortium with Cosider, put into commercial service, just a few days ago, the extension of the Constantine tram line for the Algiers Metro Company. The event took place in the presence of the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Aimene Benabderrahmane; the Minister of Transport, Aissa Bekkai; the Managing Director of the Algiers Metro Company and Amar Chouaki, Managing Director of Alstom Algeria.
In July 2015, the Algiers Metro Company awarded the consortium made up of Alstom, leader of the project, and its partner Cosider Travaux Publics, the turnkey construction of the extension of the tram line of the agglomeration of Constantine. With a total length of 10.3 kilometers, it connects Zouaghi station to Constantine 2 Abdelhamid Mehri University and the new city of Ali Mendjeli, in 26 minutes.
Today, this new line makes it possible to strengthen the urban network for the benefit of the citizen, who can now travel from the old to the new city. As part of this project, Alstom, as leader of the consortium, produced the telecommunications, signaling, traction power, ticketing and railway systems including the catenary.
“Thanks to excellent teamwork and unwavering dedication, we are launching the commercial entry into service of the Constantine tramway. We are committed to meeting the expectations of our customers and to continuing our long-term partnership with the Algiers Metro Company “underlines Amar Chouaki, General Manager of Alstom Algeria who continues:” The development of sustainable and innovative mobility solutions is in our DNA, and our customers remain the center of our concerns ”.
Present in Algeria for more than 30 years and with 250 employees, Alstom has always supported the development of the infrastructure and the local rail industry, and more particularly the tram market, several of which are in service in Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Sétif and Sidi Belabes.
In addition, Alstom has always seen the development of its industrial and engineering activities in the country as a strategic priority, and in particular the transfer of technology as well as the development of local skills.
Through its Cital joint venture, Alstom meets growing mobility needs, and in particular the need for tram systems to continue supporting the development of Algerian cities.