The additional 22 new tram-trains will be stationed at Hay Karima maintenance center in Salé.
Rabat – French company Alstom announced, on June 13, the delivery of additional tram-trains to the Sale-Rabat stations.
Alstom stated on its official website that 2 tram-trains out of the 22 have been delivered.
In May 2008, Alstom signed a €90 million contract with the Tramway Company of Rabat-Sale (STRS) to supply 22 tram trains. By May 2011 Alstom had delivered all the 44 Citadis trams which are now operating in Rabat-Sale stations.
The additional trains will support the increased usage of the Tram-trains in Rabat and Sale.
“Citadis trams for the Rabat-Salé lines combine flexibility, reliability, comfort and respect for the environment. 32 meters long, they will be able to carry up to 606 passenger,” said Alstom, the creators of the Citadis tram.
The 22 new trams will be stationed at Hay Karima maintenance centre in Sale.
Earlier this year the CEO of STRS, Said Zarrou, told L’Economiste that a Tramway network extension at a cost of MAD 4.5 billion linking Rabat to Temara and Sale Al Jadida is on track.
STRS stated that “the extension of this line will extend over a linear 2.4 km including 4 stations and will provide service to the district of Yacoub El Mansour.
The extension will link the current station of Moulay Youssef Hospital (Akkari) and Alkifah Avenue, via Essalam Avenue.”
According to STRS “this extension will allow the daily transport of 40,000 additional passengers, which will bring the number of passengers transported in the network to 150,000 per day.”
The Rabat-Sale tramway began operating on May 23, 2011. The network covers 19.5 kilometers with 31 stops, and has a seating capacity of around 110,000 passengers daily.