The first test-run on the Mostaganem tramway project in Algeria has been completed.
Alstom announced that the run was completed along a 2km section from the secondary storage park T2 section to SNTF station.
The test was attended by the Algerian Minister of Transport, the Governor of Mostaganem along with representatives from Alstom Algeria.
The tramway project in Mostaganem will include 24 stations and be 14km in length with Alstom supplying the tracks catenaries, telecommunications, signalling, substations and ticketing equipment.
Citadis trams will run on the lines, manufactured in Annaba by Cital, a local joint-venture by Alstom.
Alstom have around 250 employees in Algeria and already has several trams in service in Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Sétif and Sidi Belabes.
“Mostaganem tramway is a very important system project for Alstom and was expected by the public since a long time. We are pleased to have achieved this significant milestone despite the various delays as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The next steps will be the rigorous dynamic tests to ensure smooth running and guarantee maximum safety for both the passengers and the operator. We will pursue our long-term partnership in the country to better address the customers’ mobility needs and offer them smart, green & innovative solutions fitting with their expectations”, said Amar Chouaki, Managing Director for Alstom Algeria.
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