Casablanca to Have A New Tramway Line in the Near Future

Casablanca to Have A New Tramway Line in the Near Future

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An operating Casablanca tramway. Image for illustration purposes only.
An operating Casablanca tramway. Image for illustration purposes only.

Rabat, Morocco (TMT)-According to Morocco’s leading economy outlet Leconomiste,┬áCasablanca will witness the building of a new tram line in the near future.

The said source said that works are currently underway, with construction teams currently set at the Lissasfa and Hay Mohammadi districts, building the necessary infrastructure to accommodate prospective trams.

The rails installation works, on the other hand, are scheduled to start on May 2016.

The new line will span over 15 kms, extending through the Anual boulevard, El Fida, la Grande ceinture, Hay Mohammadi, Ain Sebaa, and the Sidi Bernoussi discticts.

The already existing line will be also extended by 2 kms, mainly to reach the Lissasfa neighborhood.

It is worth reminding that the aforementioned initiatives are part of the Grand Casablanca development plan 2015-2020, which aims at extending Morocco’s economic-heart-city transport network to a span of 80 kms (tram lines and road infrastructure), with an estimated total cost of around 3.7 billion Dirhams.

The Moroccan Times.