Thales Wins Algerian Ticketing Contract

Thales Wins Algerian Ticketing Contract
November 15, 2007 8:45 pm

Global electronics and systems company Thales has won a contract to supply a ticketing system for the first metro line in the Algerian capital, Algiers.
The contract, awarded by German transportation manufacturer Siemens Transportation Systems, incorporates a completely integrated ticketing system based on a combination of magnetic stripe and contactless ticketing technology for ten stations on the line.

Thales says it will install entry and exit control gates, ticket dispensing systems for ticket offices and automatic ticket vending machines.

The nine kilometer line, managed by metro operator Entreprise du Métro d’Alger (EMA), is the first in the country and will serve ten stations from Haï-el-badr in the east of Algiers to Tafourah Grand Poste in the city centre.
The line, scheduled to enter service in 2009, could be extended under new plans currently under review. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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