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Metro of Sfax

Tunisia
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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GOVERNMENT SPONSOR
Ministry of Transport Tunisia
SECTOR
Transport  >  Rail  >  Passenger
TYPE
Greenfield
VALUE
979.3 M USD
PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Sfax Sfax (Safaqis) Tunisia 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Construction Not yet known
LAST UPDATED
Q4 2018
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Project Description
The “Metro of Sfax” project consists in a new public transport network for Sfax metropolitan area, including 2 tram lines and 3 BRT lines for a total of 70km, and other transport facilities. The whole project, costing up to TND 2 800 million, would be implemented in stages from 2022 to 2030. The agglomeration of Sfax, a port city located about 270 km from Tunis, is the second urban pole of the country. The seven municipalities constituting the agglomeration are home to more than 500,000 inhabitants, representing 1/12th of the country population. Limited to the East by the Mediterranean Sea, the growth of the agglomeration follows a semicircle plan centered on the Medina (old town) of Sfax, spreading nearly 13 km from the coast, along 14 radial roads. This residential growth coupled with the concentration of economic activities and major equipment in the city center generates daily, large flows of traffic from the suburbs to the center. Almost two thirds of motorized trips are made by private car or taxi. The urban transport network in the agglomeration of Sfax, accounting for 21% of motorized trips, no longer meets the needs of the population and is now requiring greater efficiency. In this context, many studies have been carried out to improve the management of urban mobility (PDRT, SORETRAS study, bus lanes for Taparura project, etc.). To reverse the trend and optimize public transport use, the Ministry of Transport and local stakeholders intend to reorganize the transport network based on an Exclusive Right-of-Way (ERW) system. In 2014, a feasibility study carried out by Egis/I2E, funded by European Investment Bank for the Ministry of Transport, selected the most appropriate project as being a 5-line network, including 2 tram lines and 3 BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lines. This network, together with a multi-modal hub and 12 Park and Ride facilities will be entirely realized in 2029/2030. This project is currently studied by the consortium Systra/STUDI International for further details.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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