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Add Morocco to the list of countries with High Speed Rail

photo from Coloas Rail
Railway Gazette - Africa has their first high speed rail line as they are in final testing in Morocco for Al Boraq high speed rail service.

LGV Maroc comprises a 183 km high speed line between Tanger and Kénitra which is being built for operation at up to 320 km/h, as well as 137 km of upgraded conventional line from Kénitra to Casablanca where trains will run at up to 220 km/h.

Meanwhile back in Canada VIA Rail is ordering new trains with maximum speeds of 200 km/h....


  1. 200 km/h is not bad. I gather the real problem is that there is nowhere the trains could actually get up to that speed for long...


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