ALGERIAN CAPITAL TO EXTEND ITS UNDERGROUND RAIL NETWORK BY ANOTHER 54 KM BY 2030
Last Updated: 2018-03-14
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ALGIERS, March 14 (NNN-APS) -- The underground rail network in the Algerian capital, Algiers, will be extended by another 54 kilometres which will include 55 new stations by 2030, says Minister of Public Works and Transport Abdelghani Zaalane.

After the completion of the construction work on the El Harrach-Algiers Airport line, the Ain Naadja-Baraki line and the Martyrs Square-Bab El Oued-Chevalley line, carried out by the public company, Cosider, the underground network of Algiers will extend a total distance of more than 33 km with 32 stations by 2023, he told members of the Committee on Transport and Telecommunication of the People’s National Assembly here Tuesday.

Algiers’ underground lines currently extend only 13km from la Grande Poste to El Harrach (13 stations), but thanks to the forthcoming inauguration of two extension lines -- Grande Poste-Martyrs Square and Hai El Badr-Ain Naadja, they will reach 18 km (19 stations).

He also disclosed that detailed studies for the construction of an underground rail system in Oran, the country's second city, are underway. -- NNN-APS