The branch, which leaves the Algiers - Thenia line at Bab Ezzouar, includes a tunnel with an underground terminus station located between the domestic and international terminals.

According to a statement from Algerian National Railways (SNTF), the airport is initially being served by an hourly service from Agha station in central Algiers with a single fare of Dinars 80 ($US 0.67). Trains operate between 05.00 and 21.00 with a journey time of 19 minutes between Agha and the airport.

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