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A USD 1.7 billion program-contract for the 2005-2009 period was signed by the government and the State-owned railway company, Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF), to enable it become a stock company and carry out the expansion of the national railway network.

The contract seeks to help the ONCF complete the railway doubling between a number of railway stations around the country, the creation and improvement of many others, especially in the north, as well as the purchase of some engines and wagons.

“Besides the contribution of the State, the ONCF has concluded loan contracts with a number of banks, including the Islamic Development Bank and the European Investment Bank,” said the Director General of the office, Mohamed Rabie Khlie.

These projects aim at reducing journey between Rabat and Tangier (north) from 4.30h to 3h, and between Casablanca and Fès (center) from 4.30h to 3.15h.

Some 21 million people took the train in 2005, the ONCF revealed, adding that it achieved a USD 293 million turnover, that is a 11.6% increase.
 

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Some pics of train stations.

Casa Port:




Casa Voyageurs:










Casa Oasis:




Rabat Ville:




Temara:




Marrakech (I think):




Tanger Ville:






Meknes Emir Abdelkader:




Casablanca Aeroport M.V:



 

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kbboy said:
very beautiful pics of morocco!

Are they urban trains or inter-city trains?
There is no real "urban trains" in Morocco, but exists regional trains (TNR) like the french TER, but only between Kenitra, Rabat, Casablanca and the airport of Casablanca (trains like the one shown in the first pic of this thread). :)

-> actually the TNR trains are blue coloured:

 

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Those Trains are going to be replaced by the Brand new double-decker Intercity trains (the First 24 of them will be Put into service in the next few months)

 

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Those Trains are going to be replaced by the Brand new double-decker Intercity trains (the First 24 of them will be Put into service gradually over the next few months starting June)



 

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And Dor Il, the trains arent so old. The trains are comparable with dutch trains! But only from the outside...
Only the colours are different:
 

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^^
The Spanish trains are even worser than Moroccan ones, but not on the primary tracks.
However, morocco's rail system isn't so bad if you compare it with others;)
 

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belgiumguy said:
they have started to build it, finally the people of oujda will be able to eat fresh fish :)
lol... but they always had fresh fish... but the transportation wasn't easy!
 
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