The project provides for extensions to the east and the south of the city area stretching a total of 30 km which will connect the railway stations in Rabat city with those of Rabat Agdal and Témara, along with the Rabat-Salé airport and the new Technopolis district. These extensions will require a general overhaul of the network.
The project encompasses preliminary study and preliminary design phases and is set to last a total of 12 months.
Egis will be responsible for project coordination, urban integration, systems and operation, while CID will be tasked with data acquisition, traffic and ridership studies, geotechnical surveys and engineering structures.
This new contract further reinforces the partnership between Egis and CID on the Rabat-Salé-Témara light rail network. Indeed, teams from Egis and CID had already worked together between 2005 and 2011 on the design and construction of the first two light rail lines in Rabat-Salé, resulting in the operational launch of 19 kilometres of track.