|Termini||Terminal of Zouaghi
|Stations||11 (initial phase)|
|Services||1 (initial phase)|
|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|
|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)|
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.
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.
- Alstom delivered the first trainsets of the Constantine’s Citadis tramway
- Pizzarotti official web site