All Algeria articles – Page 2

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    Constantine tram extension contract


    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 ...

  • Alstom Coradia Polyvalent inter-city electro-diesel multiple units for Algerian national railway SNTF  (Image: Alstom Transport/ Design & Styling).

    Algerian electro-diesel multiple-unit contract signed


    ALGERIA: Alstom Transport announced the signing of a €200m contract to supply national railway SNTF with 17 Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple units on July 29. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2018. The units are to be deployed on inter-city services linking Alger with destinations including Oran, ...

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    Alger metro extends


    ALGERIA: On July 4 Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and RATP Group President & Chief Executive Elisabeth Borne inaugurated the first extension of the Alger metro since the line opened in 2011. The 4 km eastern extension from Haï El Badr to El Harrach Centre has three stations, with a ...

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    Algerian tram plant inaugurated


    ALGERIA: The CITAL joint venture of Alstom, Entreprise du métro d’Alger and Ferrovial officially inaugurated its tram assembly and maintenance plant in Annaba on May 12. The joint venture was created in 2011 to assemble and maintain Alstom Citadis trams for Algerian cities. The 46 000 m 2 ...

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    Algerian coach refurbishment contract confirmed


    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has confirmed a €75m contract for a consortium of Faiveley Transport and Compin to modernise 202 main line and suburban coaches. On March 26 consortium leader Faiveley said it had a €45m share of the contract, including the supply of doors as well as heating, ...

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    Kapsch CarrierCom signs Algerian telecoms agreement


    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF and Austrian telecoms company Kapsch CarrierCom signed an agreement on April 1 establishing the Rail-Telecom joint venture to supervise and maintain railway telecommunications networks. This will include Algeria’s GSM-R network and SDH optic fibre backbone, as well as future infrastructure projects. Rail-Telecom will also facilitate ...

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    Siemens signalling for Beni Mansour – Bejaia upgrade


    ALGERIA: Siemens announced on December 2 that its ESTEL joint venture with national railway SNTF had been awarded a contract to supply signalling equipment for the double-tracking of the 90 km Beni Mansour – Bejaia route. Awarded by railway development agency ANESRIF, the contract is worth €95m to Siemens. To ...

  • The trainsets would be similar to the Coradia Liner ordered by France’s SNCF.

    Alstom selected for Algerian inter-city contract


    ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has selected Alstom Transport as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 17 electro-diesel multiple-units for long-distance services. Award of the €200m contract announced on August 19 is subject to a 10-day standstill period. The trainsets would be based on the Coradia Liner design ordered by ...

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    Sétif starts to build tramway


    ALGERIA: Construction of the Sétif tramway started on May 8. The line is being built by a consortium of Yapi Merkezi and Alstom under a 38bn dinar contract awarded in late 2013. Work is scheduled to take 40 months. The 22·4 km east-west line will link Sétif University with ...

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    Alger tramway extends east


    ALGERIA: Minister of Transport Amar Ghoul opened a 4·2 km extension of the Alger tram line on April 16. The new section runs east from Bordj El Kiffan to Café Chergui with six stops. Seven additional trams have been put into service on the extended line, which operates at 7 ...

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    Siemens to supply signalling on Alger metro extension


    ALGERIA: Entreprise Métro d’Alger has selected Siemens to supply signalling for the extension of Alger metro Line 1. The contract is worth €20m and includes training of staff in the new system. The extension will be equipped with Siemens Trainguard MT communications based train control, permitting automatic train operation. ...

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    Constantine tramway opens


    ALGERIA: The Constantine tramway was officially opened by Transport Minister Amar Tou and Wali of Constantine Noureddine Bedoui on July 4, with regular services starting the following day. The 8·1 km line runs from Benabdelmalek to Zouaghi, with 10 stops. Ridership is predicted to be 70 000 passengers/day, with ...

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    Spanish consortium to build Ouargla tram line


    ALGERIA: The Ministry of Transport has awarded a consortium of Rover Alcisa, Elecnor and Assignia Infrestructuras a €228m contract to build a tram line in Ouargla. The project is being developed by Enterprise du Métro d’Alger, the urban rail construction agency that is also responsible for several other light rail ...

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    Ansaldo STS awarded Algerian ETCS contract


    ALGERIA: A consortium of Italian civil engineering companies Condotte d'Acqua and Rizzani de Eccher has awarded Ansaldo STS a €40m contract to supply ETCS equipment for the 130 km line under construction between Oued Tlélat and Tlemcen. Announcing the deal on June 19, Ansaldo STS said the scope of the ...