Morocco will Build High-Speed Railway

Morocco will Build High-Speed Railway
October 23, 2007 7:09 pm

France and Morocco have signed a frame agreement to build a high-speed rail link to link from Tangier and Casablanca, to meet a rise in passenger numbers.

The deal is part of a the Moroccan railway master plan which aims to construct 1,500km of high-speed rail lines by 2035, capable of carrying 120 million travellers on two routes – the Tangier-Marrakech-Agadir Atlantic link and the Rabat-Fez-Oujda Maghreb link.
The agreement will allow French rail manufacturer Alstom to design, manufacture, operate and maintain the new 200km rail link.
Alstom will also provide 20 Prima electric locomotives for freight and passenger transportation throughout the Moroccan rail network in a contract worth €74m.
Alstom says the link will be used by trains running at 320kph and should be in operation by 2013.
The new link will make Morocco the first African country to have a high-speed rail infrastrcuture to match Europe. 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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