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First electrified railway line for Algiers

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05/27/2009 AT 06:26

The latest step was the electrification of the West section (Algiers El-Affroun) of Algiers' first suburban electric line in early April. During this event, Algerian Transport Minister Amar Tou, together with Abderrahmane Belkadi and Mourad-Soliman Benameur, respectively General Directors of ANESRIF (Algerian agency for rail investment studies) and SNTF, made an inaugural round-trip voyage between the Agha station and the new El-Affroun station. It followed the November 2008 electrification of the East section linking Algiers and Thénia.

The agreement on this electrification project was signed between Alstom and the Algerian rail transport companies in August 2004. This project covered the installation of 350 km of catenaries, three electrical substations, a SCADA supervision and control system and a new telecommunications network.

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