Challenge

  • Encouraging public transit in Algeria's largest cities - Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Sidi Bel Abbès, Sétif and Ouargla.
  • Ushering in an exciting new era with comfortable, fast, clean, and wheelchair-accessible transit.
  • Keeping traffic smooth to speed up economic growth in and around the country's major cities.

40

million passengers per year

60,000

travel passes sold in 2015

2002

local employees

Solution

RATP Dev rolled out trams in Algeria's largest cities through SETRAM, its joint venture along with Entreprise du Métro d’Alger (EMA) and TRANSTEV. The tram ushered in a new era of modern transit, better quality of life, and economic growth.

The modern trams have air conditioning and low floors to allow access for passengers with disabilities. Passengers enjoy a high-frequency service and information system in both Arabic and French. The tram makes it easier to get around, and has helped improve the daily routine and quality of life for locals.

Easier travel is also a boon for economic growth in all cities. In fact, RATP Dev hired and trained moe than 2,000 people locally, transferring its technical know-how. In 2017, it opened a rail training institute in Algiers.

All these local endeavours show that it's a win-win partnership in terms of technology, the economy, the environment, and people.

Active involvement with local communities

Since 2017, RATP Dev and the RATP Group Foundation have joined forces with the French Development Agency (AFD) and European Union Delegation to Algeria. Together, they support the FAIJ fund for youth initiatives through the Joussour Program.

RATP Dev does business in Algeria through its subsidiaries SETRAM SPA and RATP El Djazaïr. The first operates and maintains the trams in Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Sidi Bel Abbès, Sétif and Ouargla while the second operates and maintains the Algiers metro.

Ouarlga RATP Dev Tramway

"The tram enhances city planning and brings transit up to date."

ABDELGHANI ZAALANE
Minister of Public Works and of Transport

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SETRAM

Laurent Huet

Operations manager

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