Constantine tramway

The Constantine Tramway is a tram way system which has been operating in Constantine, Algeria, Algeria, since 2013.

Constantine Trams
LocaleConstantine, Algeria
TerminiChahid Kadri Brahim
Ben-Abdelmalek Stadium
Stations11 (initial phase)
Services1 (initial phase)
Opened4 July 2013
OwnerAlgiers Metro Company
Operator(s)Algiers Metro Company
Depot(s)Ali Mendjeli depot
Rolling stock27 Alstom Citadis 302
Line length14.7 kilometres (9.1 mi) approx. (initial phase)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC OHLE
Operating speed70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) (off-street)
Map of the system as of July 5th, 2019
System map

There have been several delays and cost over-runs in the construction of the tramway. Originally scheduled to enter revenue service in November 2011, the first section of 8.9 kilometres with 10 stations between the Ben-Abdelmalek-Ramdhan stadium and Zouaghi opened on 4 July 2013 and includes 5 additional stations as of 2019.


The tram system construction project was overseen by Pizzarotti an Italian construction company. Construction of the tramway system of the city of Constantine – stretching for 15 km from the terminal in Zouaghi District to the station of Ben-Abdelmalek Stadium, the line runs from the city’s old-town alongside the main historical Mosque, passes over the slope of the Oued Rhumel, and proceeds through the university area, ending in the modern part of the city. The works include 11 stations, three of which are multimodal (tram-bus-taxi), two viaducts stretching 465 and 114 metres, an underpass for urban traffic (with an open cutting at 70 metres at the Emir Abdelkader Mosque), 12 supporting walls having an overall length of 1,885 metres, a ground level depot (65,000 sq. m.) that guarantees the maintenance and parking of 27+20 trains. The works include the renovation of the stadium, the demolition of the existing stand in order to allow for the passing of the line and the building of the four stands.

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  • "Alstom delivered the first trainsets of the Constantine's Citadis tramway". Archived from the original on 29 November 2011.

Coordinates: 36°21′30″N 6°36′20″E / 36.3583°N 6.6056°E / 36.3583; 6.6056