The extension has six stations and services operate at seven or eight-minute intervals.
Commissioning is also underway on a further 2.7km extension from Kahouat Echergui to Dergana, which is due to open in July. Around 185,000 passengers per day are expected to use Line 1 when the section to Dergana is fully operational.
The initial 7.2km phase of the line opened in May 2011 and the 9.1km second phase from Les Bananiers to Lycée and Les Fusillés was commissioned in June 2012.
Feasibility studies are underway into the construction of a further 4.6km western extension to Bir Mourad Rais.