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Alstom wins $85m tram contract in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria, February 17, 2016

Alstom, a French-based leader in rail transport markets, has won a contract worth $85 million to provide 26 tram kits to the city of Setif in Algeria, a report said.

Alstom would deliver the tram kits to Cital, a joint venture of Alstom, Algeria’s State-owned rail company Algiers Metro Company (EMA) and transport and urban infrastructure provider Ferrovial, reported Engineering News.

The Citadis kits would be assembled in its plant of Annaba and would circulate on a 15.2 km line, scheduled to enter into commercial service in the first quarter of 2018, it added.

The 44-metre-long trams can carry up to 302 passengers, according to the report.

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