SNTF awarded Alstom a contract worth around €200m in July 2015 to supply 17 six-car sets, which will be built at the company’s Reichshoffen plant in eastern France. Each 110m-long set will seat 254 passengers.

The styling of the train was developed by Alstom’s Design & Styling division in collaboration with SNTF. The external livery is intended to reflect the urban, rural, mountain and coastal landscapes of Algeria through a subtly-reflective coating. “Through the design, the teams have attempted to evoke the modernisation, movement and beauty of Algeria’s landscapes with the shared goal of offering passengers a unique and comfortable travelling experience,” says Mr Henri Bussery, general manager of Alstom Algeria.

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