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LIGHT RAIL FOR ABUJA
Thursday, 10 May 2007
On 7 May, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo officially inaugurated work on a new 1,435mm gauge light rail system in the capital, Abuja. Comprising three phases that are expected to be complete in 15 years, construction is being financed with a $US841 million dollar loan facility provided by the Chinese government. The 280km system is planned to cover the whole Federal Capital Territory including Wuse, Garki, AYA and its satellite towns of Karu, Nyanya, Kubwa and Gwagwalada. The project has been contracted to CPCS-Transcom International of Canada with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) as joint development partner.

The first phase will comprise 60km of route linking Area 10 in Garki, the central area, Wuse neighborhood centre, Utako Motor park, Jabi, Life Camp, Karmo, Gwarinpa and Kubwa. Also included are the national stadium, the Kukwaba national park, Idu and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
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ALGERIA Railways
There are a total of 3,973 kilometers of railways. Of that, 2,888 kilometers is standard gauge, with 283 kilometers of that being electrified and 215 kilometers of that being double tracked. There is also 1,085 kilometers of 1.055 meter narrow gauge track

Huawei wins Algeria GSM-R contract FIRST GSM IN AFRICA
[Alger, Algeria -16 March 2007] Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions around the world, has announced that Algeria Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) has selected Huawei to provide a GSM-R communication solution for the 220 kilometer-long Tabia-Mecheria railway line, an important passenger transport route in Algeria.

Under the contract, Huawei will provide GSM-R network design and engineering services to SNTF, with ALSTOM supplying railway signaling system. Huawei GSM-R solution meets ETCS (European Train Control System) Level-2 standards and is able to support ETCS Level-3. When completed, the Tabia-Mecheria line will be Algeria's first modern railway equipped with world-class GSM-R technologies.

Huawei's GSM-R end-to-end solutions satisfy the demand for communication on railways and strictly comply with European Integrated Railway Radio Enhanced Network (EIRENE) specifications and requirements, the international standards of GSM-R constituted by the Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (International Union of Railways, UIC).

In January 2007, Huawei's robust GSM-R solution set a new international high speed benchmark after a successfully test on Shanghai's Maglev Railway at high-speeds of 430 km/h. The test demonstrated seamlessly handover algorithm, GPRS applications and Doppler frequency shift cancellation technologies under a highly demanding high-speed environment.

As a world leader in GSM-R technologies, Huawei was the first to apply GPRS technologies into a railway environment, as well as introduced highly reliable next generation core network based on a ALL-IP platform to GSM-R. Huawei is committed to improving the security and stability of each single network element according to the special requirements of railway mobile communication, and adopting disaster recovery solutions such as softswitch and backup architecture in core network design.

"Huawei has been advocating, promoting and investing in GSM-R technologies and innovations for ten years,"said Mr. Tian Feng, President of Huawei Technologies Middle East and North Africa. "We are glad to have the opportunity to work with SNTF on a GSM-R system which enables Huawei to contribute to the railway communication industry in Algeria."
Algiers tramway to be put into service in 2009
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21/3/2007 16:31

A 17 km-long line of tramway is expected to be put into service in 2009 in the Algerian capital Algiers, Algerian daily El Watan reported yesterday.
For Algiers, a city with a population of 4 million and fast development, it is quite urgent to improve the situation of public transport in both the downtown and suburbs, according to the daily.
The tramway will provide a transport capacity of 6,800 travellers per hour, with a total of 400 passengers in each tram.
The tramway project is valued at 35 billion dinars (about US$420 million). The construction contract was signed last July between Algiers Metro Company (EMA) and Mediterail International Group.


Mediterail awarded contract to build Algiers' tramway project
30/06/2006

International consortium Mediterail was awarded a 35 billion-dinar contract for the construction of Algiers' tramway project. The deal was signed on Thursday (29 June) with Algiers' Underground Company. Mediterail is composed of France's Alstom, Italy's Todini and Algeria's BTPH. Algerian Transport Minister Mohamed Maghlaoui and the French and Italian Ambassadors to Algiers attended the ceremony. (APS
ALGERIA RAILWAY 4 TRAMWAY ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 4
CITY ALGIERS , ORAN ,CONSTANTINE AND ANNABA
ALGIERS SUBWAY AND TRAMWAY

http://urbanrail.net/af/alg-line-1-map.jpg
http://www.newpressphoto.com/Newpres...ellepage01.htm
http://sousou582.skyblog.com/ (some picture )
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=160839
http://wall2807.skyblog.com/7.html
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=396171

ALGIERS SUBWAY TO BE DELIVERED IN 2008
Subway of Algiers Maghlaoui: the project will be delivered in September 2008 By: EL MOUDJAHID It: Wednesday March 21, 2007 The Minister for Transport, Mr. Mohamed Maghlaoui, announced the beginning yesterday, in the next days, of the installation of the way of the future subway of Algiers, considered as the most important stage before the delivery of the project, in September 2008. "the cross-pieces and the rails are currently aligned along the layout and their installation will start in the next days", declared the minister with the APS in margin of the top of the NEPAD, which is held in Algiers. At the time of a visit to the building site, last September, Mr. Maghlaoui had announced for the first quarter the 2007 beginning of the installation of the rails on the single line (known as n° 1) which composes the project, before its extension envisaged in 2009. It will connect the Large Post office to Hated El Badr on a course of 9 km serving, in ten stations, the communes of Bachdjarah, El Magharia, Hussein Dey, Sidi Me hamed and Algiers-center. In January 2006, the company of the subway of Algiers (EMA) had signed with the Siemens-Vinci group and CIF, the bearing contract on the fixed equipment, the rolling stocks and interior installations of the stations, ultimate stage before the setting according to the project. The contract must be carried out from here in the fourth quarter 2008 for an amount of 77 billion dinars, civil engineering and equipment included/understood. The exploitation and the maintenance of the Subway will be entrusted, through a contract of delegation of management, at tested company a "of international fame" whose choice is in hand. Three extensions, already studied, must be added and enter to it in servicing 2009. It acts of Hated El Badr (Kouba) - El Harrach, Haï El Badr - Ain Naâdja and Grande Post office - Place of the Martyrs. The average estimated request for transport per subway is estimated in peak hour at 21.000 passagers/heure in the Place direction Martyrs - Haï El Badr. It should, in the long term, reach the 40.000 voyageurs/heure. The traffic should reach in the long term the 150 million travellers per annum, according to EMA'S

CONSTANTINE 3 CITY IN ALGERIA HAVE TRAMWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION WILL BE DONE BY 2009

MAP CONSTANTINE
http://www.constantine.free.fr/LaVil...line-1-map.jpg


ORAN

Spanish participation in Algeria’s planned Oran tramway project. The Algiers Subway Company is consulting with three Spanish firms, Acciona, Isolux and OHL, on the tram project, and expects to announce its decision by October 2007. Construction work will commence by the end of the year,


ANNABA

233 billion cents for technical survey Tramway

Sunday Sep 17 2006.

The French Belgium engineering office “Simali & techno-raille” will elaborate a survey for the tramway realisation project in Annaba for which the ministry of transport earmarked 233 billion cents.

The project will cover many sub-urban regions in Annaba municipalities. The above mentioned engineering office representative in his intervention in a work session, that the survey focuses on the city centre, and that the project is likely appease the traffic jam in the city, and will contribute to reduce pollution resulting in cars emissions. In one hand, the project president who is Metro-Algérie company representative clarified that the aforementioned company which is to oversee the technical survey follow-up will bear in mind the liveliest regions to ensure a better life for citizens. He noted that the survey will also focus on coastal cities.

In another hand, some executives asked for an exhaustive and accurate survey over all the municipalities. Noteworthy that a ministry of transport representative pointed out that the tramway means not suppressing the other means of transport, but it is meant to support transport network and adapt it with new techniques.


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ALGIERS THEY HAVE ELCTRIC RAILWAY PROJECT THAT WILL BE DONE IN 2008


Sensational export success for Stadler Rail: 64 FLIRTs for suburban rail trains in Algiers

Bussnang, Switzerland - On March 18, 2006, the Algerian federal railway (SNTF) declared Stadler Buss-nang AG as the winner of the international tender for the delivery of 64 electrical suburban trains for Algiers. The SNTF will procure 64 4-part FLIRT railcars (Fast Light Innovative Regional Turbo-train), an order worth approximately 600 million Swiss Francs. Delivery will begin at the second half of 2008 and will go until the end of 2010.

LINK WITH PICTURE (FROM ANOTHER SOURCES )


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ALGIERS ELECTRIC RAILWAY (ALGIERS PROJECT = SUBWAY ,TRAMWAY,ELCTRIC RAILWAY)


The minister stated, when visiting his sector’s projects in Algiers, that the electric railway would be launched in 2008. Some 460 passengers will be transported every seven minutes, from Algiers towards two different destinations, namely Thenea and El Afroun, explained Maghlaoui.

In the same context, Maghlaoui visited the workings as regards the construction of a three-way bridge, for cars, trains and electric railroads. Five other bridges are also planned for electric railways, to be built alongside Algiers-Blida line.

As far as the Tramway project is concerned, the minister of Transport said the works launching date has not been determined yet, so the time the project would take would depend on the contract to be signed with the concerned company. The latter will be known soon, says the minister who adds that the first construction site in relation to the Tramway project will be on the level of Bordj El Kiffan, Algiers.

The visitation of Maghlaoui in Algiers was an opportunity for the minister to get informed about the conditions of passenger reception for those coming from abroad at the marine terminal of Algiers seaport. The terminal’s supervisors underlines that 400 passengers towards Algiers are expected, adding that an average of 200 cars are arriving daily.

S. Riad — El-Khabar

2006 (TRAMWAY CONSTRUCTION BEGAN MARS 2007)
ALGIERS SUBWAY FINAL PHASE OF WORK

The subway of Algiers enters the final phase of work After the blow of sending of the installation of the rails This infrastructure will be brought into service in September 2008. It will make it possible to attenuate the difficulties of transport in the capital, while waiting for that work of the section Koriche Emir-Wadi is completed in a few years, for a more important flow travellers. The construction of the subway of Algiers enters its "delicate" phase more with the beginning of work of installation and of welding of the ways on linear of 9 km, the Minister for Transport noted yesterday, Mr. Mohamed Maghlaoui, which visited the building site. The work of this new stage, started symbolically in the presence of Mr. Maghlaoui, indicates the APS, consist in amalgamating under high heat and with a very great meticulousness the ends of the rails aligned on concrete cubes by the use of disposable moulds, according to explanations' of a framework of the French company in charge of the initial work, South-western Travaux (TSO). With a rate/rhythm of realization estimated at 100 meters per day, this operation should be completed at the latest in February 2008, but the minister informed the persons in charge for the building site of?uvrer to complete the work before this time of rigour. Mr. Maghlaoui thus hopes to pass quickly at the following stage which consists in putting the oars (cars) on the rails. The trains are currently built in Spain and must be delivered as from next January. The Company of the subway of Algiers (EMA) had signed, in January 2006, with the Siemens-Vinci group and CIF, the bearing contract on the fixed equipment, the rolling stock and interior installations of the stations, ultimate stage before the setting according to the project, scheduled for September 2008. According to the precise details of the persons in charge for the EMA and TSO, the use of concrete cubes under the rails of the subway is first technological in Algeria. As for the installation of electric cables and indications, it is planned for soon and will parallel to be made the welding rails. Addressing to the journalists at the end of a round in the tunnel, Mr. Maghlaoui expressed his satisfaction in front of "the high degree of accuracy with which this significant work" of installation of the railway is carried out. Work of welding of the rails is ensured by a team mainly Algerian having profited from a special training in this field. The same team should profit from other recycling and training courses for the maintenance of the installations. At the time of a visit to the building site, last September, Mr. Maghlaoui had announced for the 1st quarter the 2007 beginning of the installation of the rails on this single line (known as n°1) which composes the project, before its extension envisaged in 2009. It will connect the Large-Post office to Hated El-Badr on a course of 9 km serving, in ten stations, the communes of Bachdjarah, El-Maqaria, Hussein-dey, Sidi-Me hamed and Algiers-center. Three extensions, already studied, must be added and enter to it in servicing 2009. It acts of Hated El-Badr (Kouba) - El Harrach, Haï El-Badr - Aïn Naâdja and Large-Station - Place of the Martyrs. The average estimated request for transport per subway is estimated in peak hour at 21 000 passagers/heure in the Martyr-Hated Place direction El-Badr. It should, in the long term, reach the 40 000 voyageurs/heure. The traffic should reach in the long term the 150 million travellers per annum, according to EMA'S
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ALGIERS SUBWAY FINAL PHASE OF WORK

The subway of Algiers enters the final phase of work After the blow of sending of the installation of the rails This infrastructure will be brought into service in September 2008. It will make it possible to attenuate the difficulties of transport in the capital, while waiting for that work of the section Koriche Emir-Wadi is completed in a few years, for a more important flow travellers. The construction of the subway of Algiers enters its "delicate" phase more with the beginning of work of installation and of welding of the ways on linear of 9 km, the Minister for Transport noted yesterday, Mr. Mohamed Maghlaoui, which visited the building site. The work of this new stage, started symbolically in the presence of Mr. Maghlaoui, indicates the APS, consist in amalgamating under high heat and with a very great meticulousness the ends of the rails aligned on concrete cubes by the use of disposable moulds, according to explanations' of a framework of the French company in charge of the initial work, South-western Travaux (TSO). With a rate/rhythm of realization estimated at 100 meters per day, this operation should be completed at the latest in February 2008, but the minister informed the persons in charge for the building site of?uvrer to complete the work before this time of rigour. Mr. Maghlaoui thus hopes to pass quickly at the following stage which consists in putting the oars (cars) on the rails. The trains are currently built in Spain and must be delivered as from next January. The Company of the subway of Algiers (EMA) had signed, in January 2006, with the Siemens-Vinci group and CIF, the bearing contract on the fixed equipment, the rolling stock and interior installations of the stations, ultimate stage before the setting according to the project, scheduled for September 2008. According to the precise details of the persons in charge for the EMA and TSO, the use of concrete cubes under the rails of the subway is first technological in Algeria. As for the installation of electric cables and indications, it is planned for soon and will parallel to be made the welding rails. Addressing to the journalists at the end of a round in the tunnel, Mr. Maghlaoui expressed his satisfaction in front of "the high degree of accuracy with which this significant work" of installation of the railway is carried out. Work of welding of the rails is ensured by a team mainly Algerian having profited from a special training in this field. The same team should profit from other recycling and training courses for the maintenance of the installations. At the time of a visit to the building site, last September, Mr. Maghlaoui had announced for the 1st quarter the 2007 beginning of the installation of the rails on this single line (known as n°1) which composes the project, before its extension envisaged in 2009. It will connect the Large-Post office to Hated El-Badr on a course of 9 km serving, in ten stations, the communes of Bachdjarah, El-Maqaria, Hussein-dey, Sidi-Me hamed and Algiers-center. Three extensions, already studied, must be added and enter to it in servicing 2009. It acts of Hated El-Badr (Kouba) - El Harrach, Haï El-Badr - Aïn Naâdja and Large-Station - Place of the Martyrs. The average estimated request for transport per subway is estimated in peak hour at 21 000 passagers/heure in the Martyr-Hated Place direction El-Badr. It should, in the long term, reach the 40 000 voyageurs/heure. The traffic should reach in the long term the 150 million travellers per annum, according to EMA'S
how it will look like ( train from spain )






????????? what do you mean black ??
where is problem if black poeple work
algeria has black population too ,white it s diverse country :)

go to algerie info (google) you ll fnd news press (algeria )
you find out reportage photo about subway


these construction workers are black.
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