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Tangier-Casablanca high-speed railway line inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron

Tangier-Casablanca high-speed railway line inaugurated by Emmanuel Macron
published onNovember 22, 2018

Africa's first high-speed railway line, in Morocco, was inaugurated on 15 November by King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Deemed by the French presidential office to be a flagship project in bilateral relations between France and Morocco, this 200-km railway line will reduce the travel time between Tangier and Casablanca from 4 hours and 45 minutes to 2 hours and 10 minutes.

The construction of this line, as part of the master plan for the Moroccan high-speed railway (1,500 km of dedicated tracks by 2035), is intended to provide a solution to the steady growth of passenger traffic, support the development of a new economic hub in Tangier, and improve rail traffic flow between Tangier and Casablanca.

Mobility Special Project Railways (VINCI Energies) was the representative for a consortium that included Cegelec Morocco and Systra, responsible for the design and construction of electrical substations and units along the line, and for special operational safety engineering services.

All of our staff can take pride in this achievement.

 

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