Citadis trams ordered for Sétif

Entreprise Métro d’Alger (EMA) has ordered a fleet of Citadis trams from Cital, the Alstom/Ferrovial joint venture building a new light rail system in the Algerian city of Sétif.

The 44-metre trams, which will be assembled in Annaba, are part of a framework set up in 2012 between Cital and EMA to supply vehicles to various light rail projects in the country.

The first 15.2-kilometre stage of Sétif’s light rail network will run east-west, connecting the university with a new maintenance depot. The line is expected to open in early 2018.

Phase two will extend the network south by a further 7.2 kilometres.

Alstom said the order will support jobs at the assembly plant in Annaba, which is able to produce five new trams a month.



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