Morocco’s first LGV high speed train launched today, departing from Tangier to Rabat.
Rabat – Photos from inside Africa’s first high speed train have been going viral on social media.
The sophisticated train has classy cars adorned with turquoise seats.
King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated Morocco’s first LGV high-speed train this afternoon in Tangier. The LGV departed from Tangier to Rabat with King Mohammed VI and Macron taking the first ride.
The 200-kilometer-long high speed train will link Tangier and Casablanca in two hours and 10 minutes instead of the normal five-hour train ride.
The trip from Tangier to Kenitra will take 47 minutes while the trip from Tangier to Rabat will take 90 minutes. ONCF will announce the LGV’s ticket prices on Friday, November 16.
During testing, the train reached a record speed of 357 kilometers per hour in May. The LGV’s total budget costs €2 billion.
The project will increase its passenger capacity from 3 million per year to more than 60 million starting in the third year.