Morocco Carries on Development of Railway Infrastructure
After the launch Thursday of Al Boraq TGV, a flagship project in the development of Morocco’s transport infrastructures, other related large-scale projects were launched or inaugurated this Saturday afternoon by King Mohammed VI.
These structuring projects aim to support the development of the railway sector, improve comfort aboard trains, ensure a smooth flow of traffic and reduce travel time.
The sovereign has thus launched the construction works for tripling the Casablanca-Kenitra railway line, inaugurated the completed Casablanca-Marrakech line, and the TGV commute stations, namely the stations of down-town Tangier, Kenitra, Rabat-Agdal, and Casa-Voyageurs. These major projects that required a global investment of nearly 10.5 billion dirhams also include the construction of new train stations in Oujda and Benguerir that will respond to the growth of passenger traffic and support the urban development of the two cities.
The Rabat-Agdal train station inaugurated Saturday by the Sovereign is an architectural and urban jewel that confirms Rabat as “the City of Light, the Capital of Culture”.
The new station that cost 800 million dirhams is one of the four state-of-the-art stations built part of the TGV project.
Spaciously designed with a modern architectural touch, the platforms offer passengers and commuters huge parking lots with all necessary amenities and services from ticketing, to restaurants, coffee shops to newsstands, information Desks, Live Departure & Arrival digital boards, access to internet, Wi-fi, etc.
All these structuring projects translate the Sovereign’s keenness to promote the transport sector, being convinced of the key role this sector plays in upgrading local development, promoting economic activities, modernizing the urban fabric, strengthening inter-city mobility and raising the well-being of the population.