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    ONCF awards GSM-R contract


    MOROCCO: A consortium of Thales, Huawei and Imet has been awarded the first GSM-R deployment contract under national railway ONCF’s nine-year roll-out programme. The €30m contract announced on July 25 covers 712 km of the network, comprising four conventional routes where existing radio systems will be replaced with GSM-R as ...

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    ONCF takes delivery of tank wagons


    MOROCCO: National railway ONCF has taken delivery of 80 bogie tank wagons shipped from Constanta in Romania to Casablanca on two vessels chartered by Belgian specialist logistics company Polytra. The ships each carried 20 wagons in the hold and 20 on the deck. Specialist transport beds had to be ...

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    High speed track and electrification contract awarded


    MOROCCO: A consortium of Colas Rail, local subsidiary Colas Rail Maroc and Egis Rail has been awarded a design and build contract covering track, overhead electrification and facilities at two work sites on the 183 km high speed line being built between Tanger and Kénitra Announcing the contract on April ...

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    Tanger - Kénitra high speed line signalling contract signed


    MOROCCO: National railway ONCF has awarded a consortium of Ansaldo STS France and Cofely Ineo a €120m contract to design and supply signalling and telecoms for the 183 km high speed line under construction between Tanger and Kénitra. Consortium leader Ansaldo STS is to provide ETCS Level 1 and 2 ...

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    ONCF locomotives on test


    MOROCCO: The first four of 20 NGT26CW-3wNFORCE diesel locomotives ordered by Moroccan national railway ONCF last year were on test in Croatia during January. The 3 300 BHP Co-Co freight locomotives have been assembled by TŽV Gredelj as subcontractor to US firm National Railway Equipment Co. They are powered by ...

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    Royal opening launches Casablanca trams


    MOROCCO: Casablanca’s first light rail line was officially inaugurated by King Mohammed VI on December 12, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault. Other guests included the Wali of the Casablanca Region Mohamed Bousaid, Mayor Mohamed Sajid and the Managing Director ...

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    Casablanca – Kénitra upgrading starts


    MOROCCO: A ceremony on September 25 attended by King Mohammed VI marked the start of modernisation of the Casablanca – Kénitra main line to increase capacity by around 50%. National railway ONCF has cited strong growth in passenger numbers on the Tanger – Marrakech axis in recent years, driven by ...

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    Casablanca tram operating contract awarded


    MOROCCO: Casablanca transport authority Casa Transports has selected a consortium of RATP Dev, Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion du Maroc and Transinvest to operate and maintain the tramway which is scheduled to open on December 12. The five-year contract announced on July 13 is worth €70m, plus a further ...

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    FGC signs Moroccan co-operation agreement


    MOROCCO: On February 29 ONCF Director General Mohammed Rabie Khlie signed a six-year co-operation agreement with Enric Ticó, President of Catalunya regional operator FGC, which will see both railways work together to improve efficiency and performance. As well as training, technical assistance and collaboration on projects, maintenance and procurement, the ...

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    Ceremony launches Tanger – Casablanca high speed project


    MOROCCO: A foundation stone was laid in Tanger on September 29 to mark the start of construction of a high speed line to Casablanca. The ceremony was attended by King Mohammed VI and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, reflecting the close relationship between the two countries which has underpinned the project ...

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    Rabat - Salé tram network launched


    MOROCCO: King Mohammed VI visited Rabat-Salé on May 18 to inaugurate the 19·5 km tram network with 31 stops and the 1·2 km Hassan II Bridge which carries the shared central section over the Bouregreg river. The ceremony was attended by local officials, including Lemghari Essaki, Chairman & Managing Director ...

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    ONCF orders 14 Duplex high speed trains


    MOROCCO: Alstom Transport is to supply national railway ONCF with 14 Duplex high speed trainsets for Tanger – Casablanca services under a contract worth ‘nearly €400m’. The contract, signed in Tanger on December 10, foreshadows the opening of Morocco’s first high speed line between Tanger and Kénitra in December 2015. ...