Alstom selected for Tunis train supply

25 June 2004
Railway operator Societe du Metro Leger de Tunis (SMLT)has selected France's Alstomfor the contract to supply 30 new tram carriages for the capital's urban transit network, in a deal worth Eur 80 million ($96.6 million). Alstom was one of five companies that bid for the contract in 2003 (MEED 9:5:03).

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).

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