High-Speed Rail Arrives in Africa

Trains will travel at 320 kilometers per hour between the cities of Tangier and Casablanca.
November 16, 2018, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Morocco launched Africa's first high-speed train on November 15, according to an article in the North Africa Post.  

"This landmark project in the Moroccan-French relations will link the Northern city of Tangier to Casablanca in 2h 10min, instead of 4h 45min today," according to the article. "The project, which costs Morocco $2 billion, was financed by numerous partners, including France, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates."

According to an article in International Railway Journal, Morrocan rail company ONCF plans to build 1500 km of high speed lines as part of its Rail 2040 master plan.

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Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in The North African Post
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