Algeria

Algiers
Annaba
Batna
Béjaïa
Constantine
Mostaganem
Oran
Ouargia
Setif
Sidi Bel-Abbes



It was not too long ago that Cairo held the claim to fame of having Africa's only subway system. That distinctive title goes away in 2011 with the opening of the long awaited Algiers metro.

But wait, Audran, there's more! Algeria has hopped on to the urban rail bandwagon and in just a few short years began several rail projects in at least three Budayeens with several more waiting on their own feasability studies to be completed. Where is all the money coming from? Many point to oil and gas. Others wink and look toward the house of Freidlander Bey. Does it really matter? The import thing is that its here. Algiers alone opened three new urban rail starter systems by 2011. Constantine's light rail line followed just over a year later, and the city now has
plans for a metro, despite claims of "enormes retards" by Algeria's president. Oran's tramway is also open, sans any comments about retards, which is comforting.

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