Constantine tramway

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Constantine Trams
Overview
Type tramway
Status Completed
Locale Constantine, Algeria
Termini Terminal of Zouaghi
Ben-Abdelmalek Stadium
Stations 11 (initial phase)
Services 1 (initial phase)
Operation
Opened 4 July 2013
Owner City of Constantine Council
Operator(s) Algiers Metro Ltd
Depot(s) Ali Mendjeli depot
Rolling stock 27 Alstom Citadis 302
Technical
Line length 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) approx. (initial phase)
Track gauge Standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC OHLE
Operating speed 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) (off-street)

Constantine Trams is a tramway system which has been under construction in Constantine, Algeria, Algeria, since 2007.

There have been several delays and cost over-runs in the construction of the tramway. Originally scheduled to enter revenue service in November 2011, the first section of 8.9 kilometres with 10 stations between the Ben-Abdelmalek-Ramdhan stadium and Zouaghi opened on 4 July 2013.

Construction[edit]

The tram system construction project is overseen by Pizzarotti an Italian construction company. Construction of the tramway system of the city of Constantine – stretching for 9 km from the terminal of Zouaghi to the station of Ben-Abdelmalek Stadium, the line runs from the city’s old-town alongside the main historical Mosque, passes over the slope of the Oued Rhumel, and proceeds through the university area, ending in the modern part of the city. The works include 11 stations, three of which are multimodal (tram-bus-taxi), two viaducts stretching 465 and 114 metres, an underpass for urban traffic (with an open cutting at 70 metres at the Emir Abdelkader Mosque), 12 supporting walls having an overall length of 1,885 metres, a ground level depot (65,000 sq. m.) that guarantees the maintenance and parking of 27+20 trains. The works include the renovation of the stadium, the demolition of the existing stand in order to allow for the passing of the line and the building of the four stands.

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Coordinates: 36°21′30″N 6°36′20″E / 36.3583°N 6.6056°E / 36.3583; 6.6056