Rabat-Salé tramway

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Rabat-Salé tramway
Tramway rabat-sale 2013.JPG
Overview
Locale Rabat and Salé,
Morocco
Transit type Tram
Number of lines 2
Number of stations 31
Daily ridership 170000 (planned)
Operation
Began operation May 23, 2011
Operator(s) Veolia Transdev
Technical
System length 19 km (11.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
System map

Plan Tramway Train Rabat-Sale V6.PNG

The Rabat-Salé tramway (In French: Tramway de Rabat-Salé) is a tram system in the Moroccan agglomeration of Rabat and Salé cities which was put into service on May 23, 2011 after construction since 2007.[1]

The network for a total length of 19 km (11.8 mi) with 31 stops has two lines (1 and 2) with combined section and frequency interval 8 min in peak hours and has calculated ridership 172000 passengers per day. It is operated by Veolia 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 Gare de Rabat-Ville rail station and through specially arranged aperture in medieval city's wall. Expancion of existed lines and two more lines (3 and 4) are under creation to 2018. Since 1910s till 1930s the old steam and oil tram network existed in Rabat.[2]

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  1. ^ "Inauguration du tramway de Rabat" (in French). Ville, Rail & Transport. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Royal Launch for Morocco's First Step Into 'Modern' Age". (July 2011). Tramways & Urban Transit, p. 248. UK: LRTA Publishing.

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