Morocco Begun High Speed Railway Project Construction

Morocco Begun High Speed Railway Project Construction
October 3, 2011 6:35 pm

Morocco has begun construction on a high-speed rail link, which will connect Casablanca with Rabat and Tangiers, the first such project in Africa and the Arab world.

The line is planned to be extended to Marrakesh and Agadir, Moroccan officials said. The first phase of the project will cost $4.1bn, of which, France has contributed a €920m loan, while the remainder will be funded largely by Arab states, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

The 350km Tangiers-Casablanca railway is based on France’s high-speed TGV trains, and will begin service in 2015 cutting the journey time from nearly six hours to just over two hours.
The agreement between France and Morocco to build the line was made in October 2007. 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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