CAF to supply 12 units for the Algiers Metro

1 August 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

CAF are to supply twelve 6-car units for the Algiers city metro.

CAF to supply 12 units for the Algiers Metro

These are state-of-the-art trains, based on the INNEO metro platform, which are designed and built by CAF as a development of the trains recently supplied for the metros in Rome and Bucharest. Train building has recently commenced.

The city of Algiers has one metro line which was opened in 2011. It is 13.5km long and now has 13 stations after the recent opening of a 4km extension from Haï El Badr to the El Harrach Centre.

The network is currently being extended with new extensions of Line 1 which is serviced by 14 units, also supplied by CAF under a former contract, carrying about 16 million passengers per year.

This is CAF’s third rolling stock contract in Algeria, after the above mentioned project for the Algiers Metro, and the one signed with the Algerian Railways (SNTF) in 2005 for the supply of 17 diesel units for Regional passenger transport.

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