SETRAM – a joint venture formed by Entreprise du Métro d’Alger (EMA), TRANSTEV and RATP Dev, a subsidiary of the RATP Group – under the august patronage of Aïmene Benabderrahmane, prime minister and minister for finance of the Algerian government, inaugurated the second section of the tramway in Constantine, Algeria last Wednesday, in the presence of a delegation of ministers. This section links the new city of Ali Mendjeli to Université Constantine 2 Abdelhamid Mehri.

This second extension is 3.5km long and features 5 new stations. It completes the project launched in 2013, bringing the total network up to 21 stations and 12 substations served over a distance of 18.5km. It now enables the inhabitants of Constantine to link the ancient city of Cirta to the new city of Ali Mendjeli, and connect the capital of eastern Algeria’s four universities.

After the first 8km line launched in 2013, Constantine’s tramway was first extended in June 2019. This extended its route by 7km, serving 5 new stations and linking the old city to Université 3 Salah Boubnider and the new city’s industrial park.

Constantine’s tramway has renewed the face of the “city of bridges”, which has long suffered from heavy road traffic. Providing a high-quality service, the tramway makes it easier to get around and has helped improve local residents’ daily routine and quality of life. This mobility is also a boon for the economic growth of various cities.

The resources allocated to this extension in Constantine were 100% internal and local. RATP Dev is especially proud to be involved in hiring and training experts, and in improving the mobility of everyone in Algeria.

Via SETRAM, RATP Dev operates the tramway networks in six Algerian cities: Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Ouargla, Sétif, and Sidi Bel Abbès. All these networks have obtained ISO 9001: 2015 certification. This certification shows our commitment to constantly improve quality in order to serve our customers even better.