Siemens will supply its Trainguard 100 ETCS Level 1 system, its Vicos automatic operation control system, as well as nine Simis W-type electronic interlockings, GSM-R, and the RailCom Manager communications management system. The contract also includes equipment for an operations control centre in Bejaia and training for local personnel.

In addition to increasing the frequency of trains on the line, the upgrade will permit an increase in speeds to 160km/h. The contract is worth €95m to Siemens.