October 19, 2017

Cital delivers first Citadis LRV for Sétif

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THE first Citadis LRV for the initial phase of the Sétif light rail network arrived in the Algerian city on October 18.

The fleet of 26 vehicles is being assembled by Cital, a joint venture of Alstom, Algiers Metro Company (EMA), Ferrovial, and Algerian National Railways (SNTF), at its facility in Annaba.

Each 44m-long 2.6m-wide bidirectional vehicle will accommodate up to 302 passengers with 12 passenger doors on each side.

A joint venture of Alstom and Turkish construction company Yapi Merkezi was awarded a contract in 2014 to build and equip the 15.2km line from El Bez University to Eastern Maintenance Centre, which will have 27 stations and a commercial speed of 20.3km/h, with peak capacity of 6000 passengers per direction per hour.

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