Rabat-Salé tramway

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Rabat-Salé tramway
Rabat-Salé tram.JPG
Overview
Locale Rabat and Salé,
Morocco
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 31
Operation
Began operation 23 May 2011
Operator(s) Transdev
Technical
System length 19.5 km (12.1 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Rabat-Salé tramway (In French: Tramway de Rabat-Salé) is a tram system in the Moroccan agglomeration of Rabat and Salé cities which opened on 23 May 2011.

Network[edit]

The network is 19.5 km (12.1 mi) long with 31 stops has two lines (1 and 2) with combined section and frequency interval 8 min in peak hours and has calculated ridership 172,000 passengers per day. It is operated by Transdev with Alstom Citadis articulated modern trams consisted of two 5-pieces parts. Lines uses special new Hassan II bridge over the Bou Regreg and passes near Rabat-Ville station and through specially arranged aperture in medieval city's wall. Expansion of existing lines and two more lines (3 and 4) are under construction with opening scheduled for 2018. From the 1910s to 1930s an old steam and oil tram network existed in Rabat.[1] It is operated under contract by Transdev.[2]

Lines[edit]

  • T1: exists and under extension.
  • T2: exists and under extension.
  • T3: in construction. (Opening 2019/2020)
  • T4: in construction. (Opening: 2019/2020)

History[edit]

Construction of the network began in February 2007, opening on 23 May 2011.[3][4] In January 2017, a seven kilometre extension to the network was announced.[5]

Rolling stock[edit]

To commence operations, 44 Alstom Citadis trams were purchased.[6] A further 22 will be delivered in 2019.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Launch for Morocco's First Step Into 'Modern' Age" Tramways & Urban Transit July 2011 page 248
  2. ^ Urban rail news in brief Railway Gazette International 7 October 2010
  3. ^ Rabat-Salé Tramway Railway Technology
  4. ^ Rabat-Sale tram network launched Railway Gazette International 23 May 2011
  5. ^ Rabat tram extensions approved Metro Report International 16 January 2017
  6. ^ Tram testing starts in Rabat-Salé Railway Gazette International 6 April 2010
  7. ^ Alstom to supply more LTVs to Rabat International Railway Journal 26 October 2017

External links[edit]

Media related to Trams in Rabat at Wikimedia Commons