ALSTOM, Algiers Metro Company (EMA), Ferrovial, and Algerian National Railways (SNTF) signed a framework agreement in Algiers on April 10 to expand their Cital joint venture to assemble Alstom Coradia Polyvalent regional and inter-city multiple units at its Annaba plant in eastern Algeria.
ALGERIAN National Railways (SNTF) and Stadler Rail are set to establish a joint venture company in Algeria under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two companies in Algiers on November 10 in the presence of Algeria's minister of transport Mr Boudjnâ Talai and Swiss secretary of state for the economy Mrs Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch.
ALGERIAN National Railways and Systra signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Algerian rail engineering joint venture at a meeting of the Algerian-French Economic Joint Committee (Comefa) on October 26, which was attended by Mr Laurent Fabius, French foreign and international development minister, and Algerian industry and mines minister Mr Abdeslam Bouchouareb.
PLANNING for the northern extension of Algiers metro Line 1 from Place des Martyrs to Chevalley has been "paused" due to budgetary pressures, according to Algiers Metro Enterprise CEO Mr Aomar Hadbi, although work is set to continue as planned on other extensions, which are already under construction.
ALMOST a year after it was selected as preferred bidder, Alstom confirmed on July 29 that it has signed a contract worth around €200m to supply 17 six-car Coradia Polyvalent bi-mode (diesel and 25kV ac electric) multiple units to Algerian National Railways (SNTF).