Testing Starts On Extreme High-Speed Trains In Morocco

A consignment of TGV high-speed trains has arrived from France at the Port of Tangiers and will be deployed on a new high-speed line currently under construction between Tangiers and Kenitra on...

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Africa’s First High-Speed Railway Line Due To Commence Operations In June Next Year

Construction of the first commercial high-speed railway line in Africa is well underway in Morocco, with testing and commissioning work scheduled to commence next month. Commercial services are set to...

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Morocco Plans to Partner With China to Construct a New Industrial City

Morocco is currently planning to develop a new economic hub in the north of the country, with the assistance of development organisations and Chinese multinationals, including the international...

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Discussions start around the rehabilitation and modernisation of the Trans-Maghrebine railway line - Morocco

The The General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) has requested expressions of interest for a feasibility study into the rehabilitation and modernization of the Trans- Maghreb iron railway...

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AfDB loan to Morocco

The 143km of railway between Settat and Marrakech is to be doubled, financed with a loan of $US112.3 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB). Office National des Chemins de fer (ONCF – the...

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Morocco’s high-speed railway

Construction of Morocco’s high-speed railway linking Casablanca to Tanger is about 70% complete. Office National des Chemins de fer (ONCF – the national railway of Morocco) has begun preliminary...

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Moroccan high-speed train weighing

A new train weighing system being installed at the main depot for the 183km Tangiers-Kenitra high-speed line will provide data on wheel, axle and total vehicle weight. It makes use of multilingual...

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Alstom LRVs For Casablanca Line 2

Alstom supplied 74 Citadis LRVs for the 31km Casablanca Line 1, which opened in December 2012. Now Casa Transport has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €100 million to supply 50 Citadis low-floor...

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Court Rules Against Sncf In Morocco

The French labour court has found Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF - the French national railway) guilty of discriminating against Moroccan rail workers. It was ordered to pay over...

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High-Speed Service Centre Inaugurated

During a visit to Tangier late in September, French president Francois Hollande and Morocco's King Mohammed VI inaugurated a service centre for trains of the future Tangiers-Casablanca high-speed...

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