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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Subway of Algiers postage stamps

The Algerian Post has released a set of two stamps dedicated to the construction of subway in Algiers.
All studies of urban transport in the city of Algiers conducted since 1970, led to the recommendation of the development of a subway for traffic rehabilitation. The subway will deal with the population explosion and the need for public transportation responding the requirements of comfort and security, and providing regular transport availability. It will also save space for communities and reduce environmental damage (air pollution and noise).
Design studies and engineering of the Algiers metro, completed in 1982 defined a subway scheme consisting of three lines totaling 56 km of line and 54 stations. Line 1 from the first stage of the Algiers metro will contain 10 stations (including 9 underground) of 9.5 km. 14 modern and comfortable trains are planned for the operation on the first metro line. Each such train with a length of 108.5 m can carry 1234 people and reaches the top speed of 70 km/h. A stretch of 4 km between "Bachdjarah" and "El Harrach", consisting of four stations would be commissioned in winter 2012, two extensions of Line 1 are planned for 2012 and 2013.