With the Tangier - Kenitra line, the Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) has demonstrated its ambition, building the first HSR on the African continent.
Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF)
2010 - 2018
Making commuting between cities possible.
Skilled, well-paid work for local people.
Millions will benefit directly and indirectly.
The Tangier - Kenitra HSR line will allow trains to travel at speeds of up to 320 km/h and includes one of Africa’s longest viaducts.
At 3.5 km long, the El Hachef viaduct is the longest viaduct in Morocco and even in Africa! The main attraction and technical feat of the Moroccan High Speed Line construction site, the structure is located 30 km from Tangier, towards Assilah.
Le risque sismique est également une problématique majeure, particulièrement prise en compte lors de la conception des viaducs.
One of the most important outcomes of the project has been enabling Morocco and the ONCF to make a major leap forward in railway engineering. Our experienced designers and project managers worked closely with local engineers at the ONCF and other organisations to transfer our knowledge of building high-speed rail. This work has helped create a highly skilled workforce that will be a valuable asset in the subsequent phases of the HSR network project.
Technical innovation has been the common denominator in all phases of the LGV project in Morocco. The combined added value of the French and Moroccan engineering departments involved in this extraordinary project was considerable.