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Alstom CITADIS 402 tram in Mostaganem. CREDIT: Wilaya de Mostaganem

Alstom conducts first test-run for Mostaganem tramway

Alstom has successfully conducted the first test-run for Mostaganem tramway project in Algeria. The test-run was conducted over a length of 2 km from the secondary storage park T2 section to SNTF station. 

The Mostaganem tramway project has two lines and runs over a length of 14 km serving 24 stations.

Alstom supplied the integrated system, tracks, catenary, telecommunications and signalling, substations and ticketing equipment. The tramway will operate 25 Alstom Citadis 402 trams manufactured at the Annaba site (Algeria) by CITAL, Alstom’s local joint-venture founded in 2011.

Started in 2013, the tram project experienced a seven-month hiatus after the withdrawal of the Spanish company Corsan Corviam in 2017 due to bankruptcy, which led to the termination of the contract. Work resumed in December 2017 after being contracted to Cosider subsidiaries Cosider Travaux Publics and Cosider Ouvrages d’Art.

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During a site visit to the tram control and maintenance center in July, the Minister of Public Works Farouk Chiali said the tramway will start commercial operation in March 2021.

Through its CITAL JV, Alstom is well placed to meet the growing mobility needs for tramway systems across the country and continue to support the development of the cities in Algeria. Tramways developed by Alstom are already in service in Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Sétif and Sidi Bel Abes.

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