Alstom, in consortium with Corsan, Corviam and Cosider, will extend the Constantine area tramway by 10 km, in Algeria. The extension will link the existing station of Zouaghi with the new city of Ali Mendjeli and with the Mohamed Boudiaf airport.
The extended line, which will span 18 km 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.
Alstom’s share of the contract, awarded by EMA (Entreprise Metro d’Alger, Algeria’s public transport operator), amounts to around EUR 80 million. The completion of the extension is scheduled for 3 years.
Alstom will supply the integrated system, tracks, catenaries, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.
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.