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Alstom Equips Algerian Mostaganem with the Citadis Trainsets

Alstom Equips Algerian Mostaganem with the Citadis Trainsets
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21 / 02 / 2023

Alstom, the world leader in sustainable and intelligent mobility, is contributing to the commercial launch of the two tramway lines in Mostaganem.

On this occasion, Mr Kamel Beldjoud, Minister of Transport, accompanied by Mr Aissa Boulahia, Wali of Mostaganem, and other senior representatives from local authorities of the region of Mostaganem, were present at the inauguration ceremony.

The Métro d’Alger (EMA) company awarded the Mostaganem tramway project to Alstom and Cosider. Alstom’s scope of work includes the provision of the whole system, telecommunications and signalling systems, the sub-stations and ticketing as well as the depot equipment. The Citadis trainsets were supplied by the Joint-Venture CITAL. For its part, Cosider’s scope (Public Works/Engineering Works) carried out civil engineering including the rail lines, the catenary and the traffic light signals.

The 14 km-long Mostaganem tramway will allow 10,000 passengers to travel each day on the line, with 24 stations. The two lines will link different districts of the town, facilitating access to the various university campuses for students, and providing quick access to the city centre and different stations.

“Alstom and its Algerian teams are proud to have supplied the Citadis tramways and to have contributed to the building of the whole Mostaganem tramway system and infrastructure in partnership with Cosider. We are at the end of a project that has been eagerly awaited by residents,” says Amar Chouaki, Managing Director of Alstom Algeria. He adds that “We are delighted to enable millions of passengers to get around more easily thanks to our sustainable mobility solutions. Moreover, it is the seventh town in Algeria equipped with Alstom’s Citadis tramway. This is a testimony to our commitment to supporting the Algerian vision of modern mobility.”

At this time, more than 3000 Citadis trams have been sold in more than 50 cities worldwide, representing more than 20 years of experience and more than a billion kilometres covered.

Present in Algeria for more than 30 years through Alstom Algeria subsidiary and the JV Cital (51% Algerian partners/49% Alstom), employing nearly 670 people, Alstom developed many transport infrastructures in the country such as the tramways of Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Ouargla and Sétif. Alstom also provided SNTF railway 17 Coradia regional trains, electrified the Algiers suburban line and conducted miscellaneous signalling projects. The development of industrial and engineering activities in Algeria has always been a priority for Alstom, in particular involving technology transfer and the development of local skills. Alstom will continue to meet the growing needs for mobility in the country and shall provide all its support to the development of Algerian towns.

Source: Alstom