All Algeria articles

  • Tous les trains sont à l'arrêt
    In depth

    Algeria: Recovery elusive as expansion plans await funding

    2021-02-15T07:36:00Z

    With no passenger trains operating in the 10 months from March 2020 to January 2021, the future for Algeria’s national operator SNTF looks uncertain. Christian Scasso contrasts political aspirations with a bleak outlook on the ground.

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    Metro Report International

    Mostaganem tram starts test running

    2021-01-05T11:59:00Z

    ALGERIA: Test running on Mostaganem tram route T2 began on December 31, ahead of an expected opening in the first quarter of 2021.

  • The Constantine tramway has been extended south to Ali Mendjeli.
    Metro Report International

    Constantine tramway extended

    2019-06-04T07:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: An extension of the Constantine tramway to the new city of Ali Mendjeli entered revenue service on May 3. The 6·9 km extension runs south from the terminus of the initial route at Zouaghi and adds five stops. In July 2015 Entreprise du Métro d’Alger awarded a turnkey ...

  • A rail link to Alger Houari Boumediene Airport opened along with a new terminal on April 29.
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    Alger Houari Boumediene Airport rail link opened

    2019-04-30T09:26:53Z

    ALGERIA: A rail link to Alger Houari Boumediene Airport opened along with a new terminal on April 29. National railway SNTF operates an hourly service from Alger’s Agha station to Bab Ezzouar and the airport between 05.00 and 21.00, with a price of 80 dinar per adult and 40 ...

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    Sétif tramway inaugurated

    2018-05-09T15:27:07Z

    ALGERIA: The first phase of the Sétif tram network was inaugurated on May 8. The 15·2 km east-west route runs from 11 Décembre 1960 to Berchi Abid and Oucissa Laid, which both serve Université El Bez. In March 2014 Entreprise Métro d’Alger awarded a consortium of Yapı Merkezi and ...

  • The metro line in Alger has been extended.
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    Alger metro extensions open

    2018-04-17T10:47:36Z

    ALGERIA: The single metro line in Alger has been extended at each end, with the official opening by President Abdelaziz Boutefli on April 9 of a 1·7 km extension from Tafourah-Grande Poste to Place des Martyrs and a 3·7 km branch from Haï El Badr to Ain Naadja. Revenue services ...

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    Ouargla tramway inaugurated

    2018-03-20T12:06:25Z

    ALGERIA: Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zaalane inaugurated a tram line in Ouargla on March 20. Construction of the 9·7 km route with 16 stops was undertaken by a consortium of Rover Alcisa, Elecnor and Assignia Infrestructuras under a €228m contract awarded in 2013. The Cital ...

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    First Coradia trainset in Africa enters service

    2018-03-02T15:33:08Z

    ALGERIA: Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zalene attended a ceremony on March 2 to open buildings at Alger’s Agha station and mark the entry into service of national railway SNTF’s first Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit. Public services between Alger and Oran were scheduled to start the following ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit for Algeria's SNTF on test at Velim in the Czech Republic (Photo: Alstom/ François Susset).
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    Algerian Coradia multiple-unit on test

    2017-12-19T13:38:00Z

    ALGERIA: The first of 17 six-car Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units which national railway SNTF ordered from Alstom in July 2015 is now undergoing dynamic trials at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic. Once the trials at Velim are complete, the 160 km/h trainset will go to the French ...

  • CAF is supplying 12 more six-car trainsets for the Alger metro.
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    CAF wins second Alger metro train contract

    2017-07-27T13:23:49Z

    ALGERIA: CAF is to supply 12 six-car trainsets to the Alger metro, the supplier announced on July 27. The trains will be used to augment the existing fleet of 14 CAF trainsets to support the planned opening of metro extensions. Based on the Inneo metro train family, the trainsets ...

  • The Sidi Bel Abbès tramway is the fourth to open in Algeria.
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    Sidi Bel Abbès tramway inaugurated

    2017-07-25T14:23:08Z

    ALGERIA: The fourth tramway in Algeria opened on July 25, when the 14·3 km route in Sidi Bel Abbès was inaugurated by Minister of Transport & Public Works Abdelghani Zaalane. Yapı Merkezi acted as construction contractor. The Cital joint venture of Alstom (49%), Ferrovial (41%) and Entreprise du Métro ...

  • SNTF and Alstom have revealed the final design for the 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units which are under construction in France for use on inter-city services in Algeria.
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    ‘Modernisation, movement and beauty’ of Algeria’s future inter-city trainsets

    2017-02-27T14:04:00Z

    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF and Alstom have revealed the final design for the 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-units which are under construction in France for use on inter-city services between Alger, Oran, Annaba, Constantine and Béchar from January 2018. The SNTF units will be similar to the Coradia Polyvalent units ...

  • The first Citadis tram for Ouargla arrived in the city from Cital’s factory in Annaba on December 20 (Photo: Cital).
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    Desert tram delivered to Ouargla

    2016-12-21T08:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: The first Citadis tram for Ouargla arrived in the city from Cital’s factory in Annaba on December 20. The Cital joint venture of Ferrovial (41%), Entreprise Métro d’Alger (10%), Alstom Transport France (43%) and Alstom Algérie (6%) is supplying 23 trams under a contract awarded in 2014. Each ...

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    Sidi Bel Abbès tram on test

    2016-07-24T07:00:00Z

    ALGERIA: The first tram for Sidi Bel Abbès has started dynamic testing on 4 km of the first 14·5 km of the city’s tram route, which is due to open for passenger service in late 2016. The CITAL joint venture of Alstom, Ferrovial and Entreprise Métro d'Alger is producing ...

  • GT46AC diesel-electric locomotive for Algeria’s SNTF (Photo: EMD).
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    EMD locos arrive in Algeria

    2016-06-09T11:04:00Z

    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has taken delivery of a batch of 10 GT46AC diesel-electric locomotives supplied by Progress Rail Services subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel. The locomotives were delivered from the USA to Algeria by Combi Lift’s CL900 lift-on lift-off ship Palmerton . SNTF has ordered a total of 30 of ...

  • The Cital joint venture is to assemble and maintain Alstom Coradia trainsets in Algeria (Photo: Alstom/R Mouron).
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    Algerian train manufacturing framework signed

    2016-04-11T10:21:00Z

    ALGERIA: An agreement for the Cital joint venture to begin assembling and maintaining Coradia regional and inter-city trainsets in Algeria was signed on April 10 by Cital partners Alstom (49%), Entreprise Métro d'Alger (10%) and Ferrovial (41%), and also national railway SNTF which is to become a shareholder in the ...

  • Alstom has supplied Citadis trams for Oran, Constantine and Alger.
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    Trams ordered for Sétif

    2016-02-15T11:12:00Z

    ALGERIA: Alstom announced the details of the 26 Citadis trams that it is to supply for Sétif on February 15. The order forms part of a framework contract signed in 2012 by Cital and Entreprise du Métro d’Alger for the supply of Citadis trams to operate on lines planned for ...

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    Alger metro extension contracts awarded

    2016-01-21T16:34:00Z

    ALGERIA: Two contracts have been awarded for the next extensions of the Alger metro. A consortium of Colas Rail and Kou G C is to undertake the work. Colas Rail will be responsible for trackwork, power supplies, ventilation and smoke extraction, and the ticketing system. It will also act as ...

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    Siemens wins more Algerian signalling work

    2015-12-09T10:42:00Z

    ALGERIA: The Estel joint venture of national railway SNTF and Siemens is to supply signalling, safety and train control for 140 km of lines around Alger, serving 18 stations. Worth €340m to Siemens, the package covers the installation of ETCS Level 1 to shorten headways and permit operation of ...

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    Constantine tram extension contract

    2015-07-30T15:36:00Z

    ALGERIA: Entreprise Metro d’Alger has awarded a three-year contract to extend the Constantine tram line to a consortium of Alstom, Corsan, Corviam and Cosider. Announcing the contract on July 30, Alstom said that its share is worth €80m. The 10 km extension would take the line south from Zouaghi ...