posted on 20th Feb 2023 10:21
18 February 2023 saw the commercial launch of the two tramway lines in Mostaganem, on the occasion of the national Day of the Martyr. 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 trams were supplied by the CITAL joint venture. For its part, Cosider’s scope (Public Works/Engineering Works) carried out the civil engineering including the rail lines, the catenary and the traffic light signals.
Mostaganem becomes the seventh town in Algeria, where Citadis trams are running. The 14 km long tram network with 24 stations will allow 10,000 passengers to travel each day. 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.
Present in Algeria for more than 30 years through Alstom Algeria subsidiary and the CITAL joint venture (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 state railway 17 Coradia trains, electrified the Algiers suburban line and conducted miscellaneous signalling projects.