Transport in Algeria

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There are a total of 3,973 km (2,469 mi) of railways: 2,888 km (1,795 mi) is standard gauge, with 283 km (176 mi) of that being electrified and 215 km (134 mi) of that being double tracked. There are also a total of 1,085 km (674 mi) of 1,055 mm (3’61/2”) gauge track.

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Timeline

2010

  • A 690-km line from Béchar to Oran is opened on 15 July.[1]

2009

  • Planning starts on suburban electrification at 25 kV AC. [2] June 2009, opened. [3]

2006

  • 18 May 2006 SNTF is to spend $US5 billion (about R30bn) in the next five years on improvements.[4] It has awarded a 39-month-duration contract worth €248.3 million to a joint Algerian and Spanish consortium which will double the Annaba-Ramdane Djamal portion of the 626 km Algiers-Annaba line and upgrade the track for 160 km/h operation.

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