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Africa's first high-speed rail line celebrates successful first year

Africa's first high-speed rail line celebrates successful first year

23.11.2019

Africa's first high-speed rail line celebrates successful first year

Morocco ’s Al Boraq trains are faster and more reliable than Britain’s

Over the year, passenger numbers have averaged 9,000 per day, with fare revenue covering operating costs. One-third more people are using the train on the Casablanca-Rabat-Tangier corridor.

Within the next two decades, Morocco intends to connect another 20 cities by rail – including Essaouira and Agadir, popular with British travellers.

The national operator, ONCF, will also connect 14 airports by rail; at present, only Casablanca has a train connection to the airport.

Read more: The Independent

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