The 30-metre-long CITADIS tramways will operate over the whole network, which consists of five lines with a total of 32 kilometres of track, carrying about 200,000 passengers daily.

Alstom, together with local civil works firm SBF, has also been selected for a Eur 22 million ($26.5 million) contract to carry out infrastructure work on a planned seven-kilometre-long line extension to the El-Mouroj district, due to be opened in mid-2006. The French firm will be responsible for the trackwork and energy system on the new line.

In early June, Alstom signed an Eur 88 million ($108.3 million) contract for the electrification of three railway lines in the suburbs of Algiers (MEED 11:6:04).