Rabat light rail extension approved

Rabat_Tram-de-Rabat-Salé-Marina-du-BouregregAn extension to the two-line light rail network in Rabat, Morocco’s capital, has been approved after the Municipal Council voted unanimously in its favour. The first extension since the opening of the initial 19km (11.8-mile) phase of the Rabat-Salé Tramway in 2011 (operated by Transdev) will add a further 2.3km (1.4 miles) to Line T2 from its terminus at Moulay Youssef Hospital to the A1 Kifah Boulevard and Assalam Boulevard intersection. An increased capacity of 10 000 passengers per day are predicted.
Tenders for contract are due to be issued in the next few months.
The four-station extension is expected to boost ridership by 10,000 passengers per day and is part of a EUR300m plan to add another 20km to the city’s light rail network. Implementation of the project will be managed by the publically-owned Rabat-Salé Transport Company (STRS), which is responsible for developing light rail lines in the city.

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