The first line of the 56 km metro project 3 lines linking the Grande Poste to

The first line of the 56 km metro project 3 lines

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The first line of the 56 km metro project (3 lines) linking the Grande-Poste to the Hai El Badr city will go operational in late 2008. This line will be extended westwards towards the Matyrs Square for linkage with West Algiers tramway and eastwards towards El-Harrach for linkage with the Algiers suburban train. The extension of line 1 has been scheduled for 2010: Tafourah to Martyrs Square, Hai el Badr to El Harrach and Ain Naadja. Once this line goes operational, it will be able to transport 150,000 passengers per day in 16 stations on a stretch of 14 km; the other two metro lines could be realized between now and 2020. The tramway project comprises two lines: a 23.2 km line, linking the centre of Algiers to Dergana; construction work started on 5 July 2006 and it will go operational in late 2008. And a 16.3 km line serving 30 stations and linking El Annasser to El Kiffan. This line will go operational in 2009. Aerial tramway programme will be relaunched: this involves the construction of 3 new aerial tramways in Algiers. Work will begin in 2007 and end in late 2008. This concerns lines linking: Tafourah-El-Aurassi-El Biar, 1 st May Square-El-Mouradia, Bouzareah-Oued Koriche By 2008/2009, the capital, Algiers, will have a diversified and interconnected multimodal network which will possibly translate into better, more regular and quality services. By this date, major cities in the country will also be endowed, for the first time, with new means of mass transit which will help to improve the well-being of the population. The introduction of public service in urban transport (as provided by ETUSA in Algiers) in the cities of Constantine, Oran, Annaba was successful. This experience will be extended, in accordance with government guidelines, to the other first ten cities which received each a grant of 30 buses similar to those in service in the capital. Nonetheless, there are still enormous investment needs in Algiers transport networks and traffic due to high unmet demand of the urban population.
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17 3.2 Oran Second major city in Algeria, Oran is today home to about 800,000 people (1,400,000 including suburbs). Situated 450 km west of Algiers, Oran is an industrial hub (comprising industrial zones such as Arzew, Hassi Ameur, Bethoua) and an academic town. The results of a traffic study conducted in 2004 show that the total number of vehicles in the wilaya, all types combined stood at 252,509 units. The average age of 80% of the vehicles, which record an annual increase of 10 to 12%, exceeds 10 years. As regards public transport, 1,235 vehicles seating 69,000 are in service while there are 918 bus stops including 310 completed bus shelters and 182 requiring rehabilitation. Eastward urban extension of the town, coupled with population increase, has led to the congestion of several main roads which makes it difficult for the buses to operate.
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  • Spring '17
  • Zara
  • Management, Rail transport, Commuter rail, Rapid transit

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