ALSTOM: ALGERIA’S MOSTAGANEM TRAMWAY ENTERS COMMERCIAL SERVICE
Mostaganem, the seventh town in Algeria, to be equipped with a Citadis tramway. It can accommodate over 10,000 passengers per day.
Alstom, the world leader in sustainable and intelligent mobility, is contributing to the commercial launch of the two tramway lines in Mostaganem.
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.