TGV/Kénitra-Marrakech: ONCF allocates 695 million dirhams for the supply of railway tracks

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The National Railway Office (ONCF) has decided to allocate an amount estimated at around 695 million Dirhams for the supply of railway tracks, as part of strengthening the capacity of the railway line linking Kenitra and Marrakech, in addition to the main center of Casablanca, where these railway tracks are located, which will be transported to the workshops of Kenitra and Benguerir.

Civil engineering work is continuing for the future high-speed rail line between Kenitra and Marrakech, since this new line will extend through Rabat-Salé and Casablanca, on a route which will be built deviating from the current traditional lines.

The construction project for the new High Speed ​​Line will include the addition of new stations and a consultation has been launched by the ONCF to determine the service provider who will ensure the environmental and social monitoring of this project, which extends over a distance of 431 km.

The National Railway Office explained that the works were divided into 7 sections extending over a distance of approximately 400 kilometers, with the High Speed ​​​​Train traveling at a speed of up to 320 kilometers per hour, on a track of 450 kilometers.

The High Speed ​​Train project should include connection points to existing lines, in addition to a maintenance base in Kenitra and other work and maintenance centers which will be located in the stations of Rabat-Agdal, Ain Sebaa, Bouskoura and Nouaceur, in addition Settat and Benguerir, before arriving at the new Marrakech-Palmeraie station.

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